How to Get Rid of Fleas & Ticks in My Puppy's Bed

by Amy Hunter
    Quick action will get rid of fleas and ticks in your puppy's bed.

    Quick action will get rid of fleas and ticks in your puppy's bed.

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    Treating your puppy for fleas and ticks is necessary to stop an infestation, but you will also need to treat the areas where he sleeps. Talk to your vet about safe and effective treatment for your puppy, which will depend on his age and size; then spend some time getting rid of the fleas and ticks in his bedding.

    Vacuum

    If your puppy sleeps on an upholstered bed, the best way to get it clean and free of pests is regular vacuuming. When you have an ongoing pest issue, vacuum the entire house at least weekly, and your pup's bed daily.

    Wash

    If your puppy sleeps on machine-washable bedding, wash it in hot water several times a week while you are battling the pest situation. Once the issue is resolved, weekly laundering should be enough to keep the problem in check. Items that can't be washed might be better off thrown away, as they might harbor flea larvae that will re-infest the pet and the bed.

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    About the Author

    Amy Hunter has been a writer since 1998. She writes about health and lifestyle issues and enjoys writing about hiking, camping, trail running and other outdoor activities. Her work has appeared in "Sacramento Parent," ASPCA's "Animal Watch" and other print and online publications. She is the author of "The History of Mexico" and "Tony Gonzalez: Superstar of Pro Football," aimed at young-adult readers.

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