How much to deworm a puppy?

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How can I tell if my puppy has worms?

It is not easy to tell if your puppy has worms. Your vet will know by looking at your dog’s poo.

Sometimes roundworms can make dogs very sick. Unless present in large numbers, Tapeworms, Hookworms and Whipworms are not a health threat.

There are some symptoms that your puppy or dog might have.

These will be good to know.

There is a Vomiting is called diarrhoea. The abdomen is bloated. Lethargy. The coat is dull. Dehydration is usually seen in hookworm and roundworm. Lack of growth or weight in a puppy.

How to worm a puppy?

Now that you know how often you need to worm a puppy, here is how to do it.

Where can I buy worming tablets for a puppy?

The best wormers live on your vet’s shelf. These are usually ones that target multiple types of worms. Can you get them all?

You can usually buy them from your vet. They need to see your dog at least annually to make sure they are healthy. You can buy them from online pet stores.

What types of wormers can I get for my puppy?

Wormers are in all shapes and sizes.

There is a We find tablets to be the easiest to use, and most enjoyable for your puppy, since they tend to be quite tasty. We are big fans of the Drontal Tasty Bone Wormer, Cestem Flavoured wormer, Terraworm Tablets and the Prazitel Worming tablets. Puppies can be given a paste in small amounts. We like the Panacur paste wormer. You can use a granular powder on your puppy’s food. The Granofen Worming Granules for Dogs are ace. A liquid. Puppies up to one year old can be given liquid wormers. The Drontal puppy suspension works well.

The big challenge is giving my puppy a wormer.

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You can hide your puppy in food and give it anything you want.

There are treats that are great for hiding worming tablets. Make it small by splitting it in half or quarters and putting it inside.

There are slices of ham. A ball of cooked chicken around a piece of worming tablet, cheese cubes, and a blob of peanut butter. Xylitol is free of course. With the piece inside.

How does my puppy get worms?

That is for sure, in more ways than you can imagine.

• Fleas! Tapeworms are usually transmitted by your dog ingesting infected fleas – this usually happens the most when they’re grooming themselves or other dogs. Preventing worms then, is easy by preventing fleas! • From their mother – When they’re in the womb,  or by drinking her milk as puppies. This is the most common way your puppy will get roundworms or hookworms, which is why it’s important for them to be routinely wormed before they leave their mother.• Eating contaminated soil – Roundworms, hookworms and whipworms are commonly transmitted to your puppy when they eat another dog’s poo. Others’ poo may contain eggs or larvae which can go on to infect whoever eats them.  Can’t really tell you what the hype of eating a dog’s poo is exactly, but it is what it is in a dog’s world. Even if poo has disintegrated, the eggs can live in the soil for years!• Walking on contaminated soil – hookworms are able to penetrate any part of the dog’s skin which touches the infected soil such as their paws or tummy!• Eating other infected animals or abandoned food – Other animals, especially those such as rodents are particularly well-liked among worms – which can, in turn, end up infecting our own dogs. You’ll need to look out that your puppy doesn’t make a snack out of mice, rats or birds – especially eating sheep carcasses as they can be host to a serious form of tapeworm (Echinococcus). Make sure to keep your guard up when walking in the countryside!• Raw dog food – This one is a relatively rare source for worms as raw dog food should be human grade and parasite free, but it can be an issue sometimes. Freezing it beforehand usually kills off any parasites and clears any risks, but here’s a good article about parasites in raw dog food if you really want to get into it.

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What types of wormers can I get for my puppy?

Wormers are in all shapes and sizes.

There is a We find tablets to be the easiest to use, and most enjoyable for your puppy, since they tend to be quite tasty. We are big fans of the Drontal Tasty Bone Wormer, Cestem Flavoured wormer, Terraworm Tablets and the Prazitel Worming tablets. Puppies can be given a paste in small amounts. We like the Panacur paste wormer. You can use a granular powder on your puppy’s food. The Granofen Worming Granules for Dogs are ace. A liquid. Puppies up to one year old can be given liquid wormers. The Drontal puppy suspension works well.

Vaccination Schedule for Canines

All dogs should be up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations can start at 6 weeks of age. Every 3 years after one year of age, these vaccinations are given. An older dog that is late for its yearly shots should get a booster in three weeks and then return to the program. Puppies less than 13 weeks of age arevaccinated, and then boostered in three-four week intervals until they are over 16 weeks old, then once yearly.

During Parvo Season, additional DAPPv may be needed. You should consult your doctor.

Ask about getting the Rattlesnake Vaccine on older dogs.

If your animal is 16 weeks old or older, vaccines may need to be split up for the sake of their health.

Since puppies are born with roundworms and can be transmitted to humans, we automatically de-worm them instead of doing a fecal exam. There was no evidence of worms seen in a negative fecal test.

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