The worming treatment recommended for your dog will depend on their age and lifestyle.
Dogs are particularly vulnerable to roundworm infestation as puppies. They may be born infected, or they may be infected via their mother’s milk. Naturally, at this early stage they are less able to compensate for the blood and nutritional loss caused by worms.
A typically ‘wormy’ puppy may have;
- a swollen, distended stomach
- how signs of coughing, vomiting, diarrhoea or constipation
- may generally be unthrifty.
It is therefore important for the health of your new puppy to worm it regularly against roundworms until it is six months of age, and then treat them four times a year, with a multi-wormer against both roundworms and tapeworms.
This is especially important if you have young children in the house.
We suggest one of the following worming preparations for puppies:
This is an extremely effective against roundworms. Treatment should be given every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old and then monthly until then are 6 months of age.
Each treatment of Panacur must be administered to puppies over a course of three consecutive days. However, it is not a multi-wormer and offers minimal protection against tapeworm.
This treats against both roundworm, tapeworm and also lungworm and heartworm (i.e. a multi-wormer).
It is safe to use in puppies from two weeks of age and weighing over 0.5kg and can be used throughout the lifetime of the pet.
It is advised to use this every 3-6 months for ongoing protection against worms and depending on the lifestyle of your dog.