Deworm your dog regularly
There are some people who tend to deworm their dogs once they are puppies and never do the same again unless they notice worms in dog stool. This is not how it is supposed to go; you are supposed to deworm your dog more than 3 times a year for healthy living. However, As a Veterinarian, I recommend deworming the dog once in every three months. However, there may be situations when more frequent treatment is necessary, especially if your dog has a flea problem, as fleas can pass new tapeworm infestations on to your pet. In these situations, a repeat dose after 10 days may be necessary. Most of the deworming medicines are safe and they don’t have many side effects. For this reason, it doesn’t matter how often you deworm the dogs.
The other thing to note is that worms in dogs (worms in dog stool) tend to be more prevalent in younger dogs and hence extra care should be put on the puppy. It is common for puppies to be born with roundworm larvae already present, having been exposed to them while still in their mother’s womb. It is advisable, therefore, to start a worming programme when a puppy is two weeks of age, and to continue worming once a fortnight until weaning. Oral suspension for puppies can be used from two weeks of age, kills roundworms, whipworms and hookworms, and is available as an easy-to-use liquid.
There’s this misconception that by simply treating the puppies the dog will no more require regular deworming as she grows up. This is no true and hence you should deworm them regularly.
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