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Old 08-28-2012, 01:38 PM
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New puppy on the way with fleas and worms. What should I do

I have a puppy coming on September 19 if all goes well. I recently moved out of my parents house and I'm really excited to raise a new puppy the way I want to. I've ha the same dog since I was a little girl and she doesn't do much more than go potty and sleep.The puppy I'm getting is a mutt his mom is an American foxhound and the dad is unknown. I've been trying to do research on what I need for my puppy and mostly I've found a lot about house braking and proper walking, and vacine schedules Now for the questions;

The puppy I know for sure has fleas I don't know what the safest and most effective way to get rid of them is.

Another this is worms. I know almost all puppies have them but I don't know how to get rid of them either.

Is brushing dogs teeth good or bad? If good when should I start?

How do I chose the right dog food for my dog? Any good websites?

One last thing, my parents use to have a dog that suffered from parvo when will it be safe to take my new puppy to their house? I want to socialize my dog as soon as possible so it's not aggressive toward strangers and other dogs.

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Congratulations! A visit to the vet ASAP will help with the worms. Fearghas had them too. We started brushing Fearghas' teeth immediately, and food wise we went with blue buffalo large breed puppy. Blue is a good food and highly recommended here. Fleas I don't know about. Parvo is something I researched until my eyes bled. It is rampant in the city where I live and we didn't take Fearghas anywhere until 10 days after his final booster. He rode in the car and met people, socialized with dogs we knew were vaccinated, but he didn't know the world outside our yard or truck. We stocked up on paper towel and enzyme remover for accidents in the house. Lots of toys and chew things too. Someone will come along with more knowledge than myself to help you. Happy puppy-ing!!
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Wow, a foxhound! You might want to review all the stickeys on DF for information on crate training, etc. Also Kikopup UTube videos....Lots of exercise, lots, lots, lots!!!
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your parents home is not safe if the dog has parvo within the last 10 years.

Good luck w/ your pup. The best thing for fleas IMO is the stuff the vet sells.
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Definitely your first stop should be the vet who can give you the appropriate flea medication, so you can get that taken care of before you get a household infestation. The vet will also give worming medication and vaccines.

You can get lots of help here about food, training, house breaking and so forth. You have lots of time to read through the puppy help sections before the big day!

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I have a puppy coming on September 19 if all goes well. I recently moved out of my parents house and I'm really excited to raise a new puppy the way I want to. I've ha the same dog since I was a little girl and she doesn't do much more than go potty and sleep.The puppy I'm getting is a mutt his mom is an American foxhound and the dad is unknown. I've been trying to do research on what I need for my puppy and mostly I've found a lot about house braking and proper walking, and vacine schedules Now for the questions;

The puppy I know for sure has fleas I don't know what the safest and most effective way to get rid of them is.

Another this is worms. I know almost all puppies have them but I don't know how to get rid of them either.

Is brushing dogs teeth good or bad? If good when should I start?

How do I chose the right dog food for my dog? Any good websites?

One last thing, my parents use to have a dog that suffered from parvo when will it be safe to take my new puppy to their house? I want to socialize my dog as soon as possible so it's not aggressive toward strangers and other dogs.
Hi! To prevent heart worms i recommend Heart Guard. For fleas and ticks use Frontline Plus. Some people say to use onion and garlic to prevent fleas and ticks... NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG ONION OR GARLIC IT IS VERY BAD FOR THEM!!!!!!
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