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What is the right age to give a puppy its first flea prevention treatment?

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Puppies can be given their first dose of topical flea treatment between 6 to 8 weeks of age, according to Adelaide Animal Hospital. Flea prevention treatment should be given once a month to prevent fleas and ticks from coming back.

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What is the right age to give a puppy its first flea prevention treatment?
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Fleas and ticks are able to survive year-round, even if they do not have a host. They are worse during the warmer months and in warmer climates, but anytime fleas and ticks are spotted on a pet, the animal needs to be treated right away. Flea and tick products come in a wide variety of formulas, but a vet can offer the best advice for choosing the most appropriate one.

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