Deworming Puppies

Deworm your puppies early on.


Q. At what age should I deworm my puppies?

Dr. Jon GellerA. All puppies should be dewormed starting at 2 weeks of age, and every two weeks until they are about 3 months old. At that time, they should be put on some kind of preventative that will control heartworm, fleas, ticks and worms.

Almost all puppies develop some kind of intestinal parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms, due to their close confinement and lack of hygiene. The worms are present in their stool, and they re-infect each other when they ingest stool while licking their feet or fur.

The most effective dewormers are prescription strength and are only available from your veterinarian. Your veterinarian should consider dispensing enough doses so you can deworm your puppies at home and only come in for scheduled exams and vaccinations. Your veterinarian may also want a stool sample to make sure the medication is working as intended.

Jon Geller, DVM



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Sherry   Wrightsville, Georgia

2/9/2016 7:04:58 PM

I have a 4 week old Old English Bullodog puppy. He was deformed at on Friday, which was his second deworming. Yesterday he past 2 large worms. Today he had a lot of stools which were loose. Tonight he had a small bowel movement but it was mostly mucus. Is this normal? It was not bloody. It was clear and thick.

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Prabhjot Kaur   New Delhi, Indiana

11/24/2015 9:01:31 PM

I hav a 2 months old pug. Since now he hav no control on his loose he is having blood in his stool .. The vet gave him d-warming medicine ..n told me to do make it into 4 half but my mistake I hav given him half instead of
Now his stool having blood..I m really
And I hav started giving him gastro food as well prescripted by the Dr.

Can u please help me..wat to do??

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Malou   Davao, International

4/5/2015 7:34:32 PM

We rescued a puppy that seems less than a month old. She has been passing stool with worms. Can we give them deworming meds? What's the name and what's the doses and frequency?

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wyndi   Bakersfield, International

8/21/2014 8:33:21 PM

I have dewormer my two month old puppy but she poops out love worms, if that a good or bad thing
also what should I do to keep her forming biting her butt to get re-infected withe the worms again?

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