Can i wash my dog with flea shampoo while pregnant?

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Your baby is safe. But, do not repeat any more flea baths for your dog during pregnancy.

These chemicals, at this early stage, will usually kill the baby when used directly, which in your case is thankfully just local contact.

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Frontline spot-on treatment and Frontline flea spray are both labeled for use in nursing mother dogs.

You can also bathe mom and pups in Dawn dish soap and warm water if needed, then use a flea comb to remove the fleas while they are still wet.

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At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.

You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).

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Can I use a flea shampoo on my 8 week old puppy even though the shampoo says to use on puppies 12 weeks and older? No, it is not recommended.

Bathe him in warm water and some Dawn dish liquid.

Use a fine toothed comb to remove dead or dying fleas.

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Most antiparasitic or flea shampoos are not appropriate for bathing a pregnant dog, as contents can be toxic to puppies, and absorbed through the skin or residue left on the hair and skin that can contaminate nursing puppies.
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The first rule of dog bathing is not to use a human shampoo.

The pH of dog skin is very different to that of human skin.

While our skin has a pH of around 5.5 to 5.6, your dog's skin is much more neutral, averaging a pH of between 6.2 and 7.4.

And a good shampoo will assist no end in removing the smell!

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The first rule of dog bathing is not to use a human shampoo.

The pH of dog skin is very different to that of human skin.

Shampoos formulated for humans are much more acidic than those for dogs, and using a human shampoo can upset the balance of a dog's skin.

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The first rule of dog bathing is not to use a human shampoo.

The pH of dog skin is very different to that of human skin.

Shampoos formulated for humans are much more acidic than those for dogs, and using a human shampoo can upset the balance of a dog's skin.

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