Puppy Wormers: How Often to worm a Puppy UK
Understanding Puppy Worm Infestations
Puppies can be infected with roundworms from birth, either through their mother's milk, by ingestion from eggs shed in faeces, or by scavenging. A worm infestation can cause a potbellied appearance, stomach upsets, illness, diarrhoea, vomiting, and even stunt growth or cause lethargy in puppies. Roundworms can also pose a risk to humans, particularly children or those with weakened immune systems. Tapeworm infections are usually caused by the ingestion of fleas, which can cause further health issues for your puppy.
Choosing the Right Puppy Wormer
At Hyperdrug.co.uk, we offer a wide range of effective puppy wormers from trusted brands. Some of the available options include:
- Panacur Liquid - Suitable for pregnant dogs from day 40 of pregnancy to 2 days post whelping, and for puppies from 2 weeks of age.
- Drontal Worming Tablets - Suitable for puppies over 3 kg from 2 weeks of age. Can be used in pregnant dogs during the 3rd trimester.
- Drontal for Puppies - A liquid oral suspension available in 50ml or 100ml bottles, suitable for puppies from 2 weeks of age.
Worming Schedule for Puppies
Worming liquids, such as Panacur Puppy or Drontal Puppy wormer, are convenient options but not suitable for dogs under 1lb or 0.5kg bodyweight.
How often to Worm Puppies in the UK
Worming puppies is recommended from two weeks of age, with worming repeated at 5, 8, and 12 weeks of age. After this, puppies should be wormed every three months.
Additional Care for Puppy Health
Alongside worming treatments, it's important to take care of other aspects of your puppy's health, such as flea prevention with products like Frontline Spray and maintaining a clean environment with poo bags.
Shop Now for Puppy Wormers
Protect your growing puppies from worm infestations with our range of effective puppy wormers available at Hyperdrug.co.uk. Browse our selection today and ensure the health and wellbeing of your furry friends.
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