The Proper Use for Flea Medication
Even if you are generally healthy, you may opt to use gloves while administering flea medication. This is the safest way to give medication to your dog and will eliminate the cause to worry about disease spreading. You might as well take the extra precaution. It could save you a trip from going to the doctor’s office, and it is a healthy habit to have.
If you are pregnant, you may either find someone else to give the medication to your dog, or you must wear gloves while doing so. You do not have to rid yourself of your pet while you are pregnant, but be cautious whenever you have to give them medication of any sort or when you have to deal with any bodily fluids. Also, even with the use of gloves, make sure that you thoroughly wash your hands afterwards. This will prevent the possibility of toxic substances moving from your dog to you. Also, bringing your dog in the vet’s office for her regular checkups can prevent or catch anything that you dog has (such as fleas), early on, which could create a healthier environment for you while you are pregnant.
Furthermore, always check the details concerning the instructions on the container that the flea medication comes in. If you are giving flea medication to your dog, then make sure that the medication you bought is specifically for dogs. This can allow for the prevention of unnecessary, negative side effects. Also, always read the directions for how to administer the medication. Re-read the instructions if you need to, to ensure that you will properly give your dog her medication. It can’t hurt!
Can you give a nursing dog nexgard?
Do not give NexGard® to dogs under 2 kg or less than 8 weeks old.
NexGard® is for dogs only and hasnt been evaluated for use in pregnant, breeding or lactating dogs.
Can I treat a nursing cat for fleas?
The original Revolution (selamectin) topical product is labeled safe to use in breeding males/females, as well as pregnant and lactating queens. Revolution has a similar spectrum of parasite coverage as – heartworm prevention and flea, hookworm, roundworm, and ear mite treatment.