Worms are one of the biggest concerns when you are raising a puppy. As harmless and small worms may seem, having them in your puppy’s body can lead to serious health problems and even death.
Most puppies are already born with worms which they may have gotten from their mother’s body. It is important to deworm your puppies at a young age.
“How old should I deworm my puppy?”
Puppies should be wormed at 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 weeks of age. After this, the puppy should we dewormed every three months for life. Pregnant and nursing dogs should also be dewormed during mating, before giving birth, and every three months.
Worming treatments are quite simple and easy, and also effective to use. However, it is important that you read the label to know for what type of worms the treatment is for. You may have to use multiple products to protect your puppy against all types of worms.
If your puppy is suffering from heavy worm infestation, the treatment has to be repeated ten days after the initial dose is taken. If you find it difficult to give your puppy treatment, you can ask your veterinarian for help.
You will know if your puppy has worm infestation by the symptoms. These symptoms include weakness and listlessness, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, and an abnormally swollen stomach.