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My dog has five days left into her pregnancy and iv noticed

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my dog has five days left into her pregnancy and iv noticed she has fleas i have bought rspca flea away and it says ask a vet if you can use it is it ok to use its a spot on solution will it harm her puppies when born
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Kara. I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian and I'd like to help. Please give me a moment to review your concerns.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OK
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry to hear that your pregnant pup has fleas. Of course this is something you want to address before she gives birth.

Is the product that you have (Flea Away) a naturopathic pill containing:

Active Ingredients per 1.6g chewable tablet
Proprietary blend of (Brewer's Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Pyridoxine HCl, Thiamine HCl, dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) ..................................... 512 mg

Inactive ingredients
Beef Liver, Gelatin, Gelatin Hydrolysate Beef, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silica, Stearic Acid

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
NO ITS A 67MG SPOT ON SOLUTION
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

Thanks. Can you give the the active ingredients listed on the label?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
IT JUST SAYS 1 TREATMENT0.67MLCONTAINS FIPRONIL 67MG
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
IS THIS OK TO USE
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
FIPRONIL BUTYLHYDROXYANISOL BUTYLHYDROXYTOLUENE
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

Very good, that particular ingredient is quite safe.

It affects insect nervous systems, as they have different chemicals in their body that work to control their nerve firings that mammals don't have, and thus this does not affect mammals. It is one of the few treatments we can use in pregnant and nursing dogs safely because of that. Ideally apply it now and it will be well distributed and the fleas gone before the pups are born.

Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

Things we would want to stay away from would be products with pyrethrins.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
THANK YOU YOU SO MUCH I WAS WORRIED
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome, my best to your girl. I hope she has an easy delivery and you have happy, healthy pups soon.

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