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Hello, my 10 lbs chihuahua has fleas. The Vet gave me Paragard Plus Topical solution. How long does it take to get rid of the fleas? How long before i can touch him after applying the topical solution? Thanks

As far as I know, Paragard is a tablet for intestinal parasites.  I have never seen Paragard plus.  I have seen Frontline Plus and that works within 24 hours.  The solution is really non-toxic to people, so if you touch it, there is no problem, but try and leave it alone so it can translocate throughout the skin.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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