Frequently asked questions on deworming puppies
- How do I know if my puppy has worms?
- Can I deworm my puppy myself?
- How many times to deworm a puppy?
To determine if your puppy has worms, you should bring them to a veterinarian for a physical examination and, potentially, a faecal sample test. Symptoms of worms in puppies may include weight loss, diarrhoea, and a visible presence of worms in their faeces. It is important to deworm puppies to prevent infestation and potential health complications regularly.
It is generally recommended to have a veterinarian deworm your puppy as they can properly diagnose and treat for the specific type of worm present. Additionally, certain deworming medications may have specific dosage instructions or may not be safe for puppies. It is best to consult a veterinarian before deworming your puppy yourself.
It is generally recommended to deworm a puppy at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks and then again at 12 and 16 weeks. Once puppies are 6 months old, it is recommended to deworm them every 3-6 months. It is important to follow your veterinarian's recommendations for deworming frequency, as it can vary based on the puppy's specific needs.