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Poodles/Toy Poodle Pregnant w/flees


I read that bath is OK. If I give her bath two weeks after to kill hatching eggs, is that OK? I don't want her or puppies to get heart worm?

Hello Margaret,
A Flea egg cycle is around 2 weeks, so if you bathe your dog once a week you should kill the hatching fleas on her. Dawn Dish Soap works good for killing fleas. You don't want to use flea shampoo or anything with poison in it until the puppies are born.
You might even ask your Vet if the flea treatment would hurt the puppies after they are born, because the puppies will need to nurse on the female.

I hope this helps you some. If you have other questions or concerns about this, please feel free to ask.
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I can answer general questions about Poodles. My specific area of expertise is Standard Poodles, but I will answer all questions about Poodles and dog related questions if I can. If I can't answer your question, I will be able to find information or someone who can.


I am a Dog Groomer and Dog Trainer, who has raised Standard Poodles for over 25 years. I can answer Housebreaking questions, Obedience/Training questions, Grooming questions, Breeding questions, and General Dog questions. I can also give SUGGESTIONS about general Health questions, but as I am not a Certified Vet, I cannot and will not diagnose illnesses. If you think that your dog is seriously ill, please contact your own Vet.

I am a member of the American Kennel Club.

I have worked at several Pet stores in my area, worked for a year as a Vet Tech, was an apprentice for a Dog Trainer, and have also worked at a Grooming/Showing kennel for several months. I have also raised, shown, currently train, and groom my own Standard Poodles, and have for over 25 years.

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