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Puppy Worming

Intestinal worms can make your puppy very sick, but can also be easily prevented

Dogs can be infected with ROUNDWORMS, HOOKWORMS, WHIPWORMS, AND TAPEWORMS, all of which can cause illness. All of these parasites, however, can be controlled with a simple frequent treatment.

It’s worth knowing that:

In your pet:
  • Pups can be infected with round and hook worm larva whilst in the mother’s womb or via the milk.
  • Hookworms can kill young pups by blood loss.
  • Roundworms can cause vomiting, coughing, blockages in the intestines and a potbelly.
  • Whipworms can cause severe abdominal pain, fever and diarrhoea.
  • Flea tapeworms are carried by fleas and cause an itchy bottom, while in the country areas of Australia Hydatid tapeworm is a threat to human health.
In you and your children:
  • Hookworm larvae can cause skin irritation
  • Roundworm larva can (rarely) infect children and migrate to the eye, brain or other organs.
  • HYDATID (not flea) tapeworms are a great danger to humans causing cysts throughout the body.
THE BEST WORMING SCHEDULE IS:
Age  Worming frequency
2-12 weeks every 2 weeks
3-6 months     every month
After 6 months every 3 months

Always weigh your puppy prior to worming to ensure the correct dosage.