flea and tick repellent for a puppy

Hi guys! What would you all suggest is the best way to prevent fleas and ticks in a puppy under 12 weeks? Do any of you use the over the counter flea meds on your pups 12 weeks and older? Thanks!

I dont use flea/tick repellent at all

never have. In my opinion, it's too toxic. I wouldn't put it on a human, so it doesn't go on my dogs.


Lynn King CPDT-KA

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Me either Lynn ... I just saw

an article of a dog that had a reaction from Heartz I think it was. Killed the dog and all his skin was falling off. It was so sad and the company knows there is a problem but it doesn't get pulled off the market.

That flea stuff is just horrible.

I'm thankful I live where we don't have much of a tick problem and I don't let my dogs be friends with other dogs that could be infested with all kinds of stuff.

The 2 or 3 times in the past 10 years that I've had a flea issue were when I was showing and rooming with others and their dogs. I have no idea if they were picking them up at the show, the hotel room or the others dogs.

i did break down and use revolution and it took care of the problem in 2 months, but I would never subject a dog to all those toxins over their life time.

Between over vaccinating

and flea/tick control, I am surprised that dogs live past 2 years old.

Yes, I have had to apply flea prevention twice, but over 30 years, that's not bad.


Lynn King CPDT-KA