At what age do I de-worm my puppy?
Puppies 4 to 12 weeks of age should be wormed every two weeks.
From age 12 weeks to 6 months puppies should be wormed monthly
From 6 months onward dogs and puppies should be wormed every 3 months.
What are some of the symptoms that my dog or puppy has intestinal worms?
What are the types of intestinal worms that infect dogs?
Tapeworm in dogs
You can often see the dried sections of tapeworm around the dogs anus. They resemble rice grains. Dogs will often scoot around on their rear end due to the irritation. More information on Tapeworm in dogs
Flea control is an important part of
Hookworms in dogs
Hookworms are very small worms that have hook like mouth parts that burrow into your dog's intestinal wall and suck blood. They can cause anemia, black or bloody diarrhea and sometimes death in puppies. Diagnosis is made by examining the feces for eggs under a microscope
Most often found in humid tropical areas. Can infect humans.
Other types of worms
What de-worming medication should I use for my puppy?
Ask your vet for the best worm medication for your dog or puppy.
You can often purchase de-worming medication over the counter at your vets without a consultation fee.
Below are a few suggestions.
Drontal Plus is a popular choice that comes in tablet form. Drontal Plus
is a broad-spectrum de-wormer used in dogs to treat tapeworms, roundworms,
hookworms and whipworms. Suitable for dogs weighing over 2 lbs and 3 weeks of
age. They come in chewable tablets that are easy to give and is given as a
Panacur C (fenbendazole) is a broad spectrum parasiticide used to treat
hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms in dogs Suitable for dogs (6
weeks of age or older)
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