Can I treat a puppy for fleas under 12 weeks?
Most flea treatments for puppies can be given from 8 weeks of age, but some are only suitable for older puppies. As a new puppy parent, you’ll probably bring your puppy home when they’re between 8 to 12 weeks old – a reputable breeder won’t separate them from their mother before this – so check the instructions on the product you’re using. FRONTLINE TRI-ACT® for Dogs and FRONTLINE PLUS® are suitable flea treatments for puppies aged 8 weeks and over – as long as they weigh at least 2 kg.
So, it’s not just age that can make a difference to the kind of flea treatment you use for your puppy: you should also consider their weight. Most flea treatments for puppies and dogs are sold in separate packs designed for small, medium and large dogs. You’ll need a smaller pack before your puppy reaches their full size. But puppies grow very quickly, so they might move up into a higher weight bracket faster than you realise! The wrong size could be less effective, so it’s important to regularly weigh your puppy.