* Puppies are given a worming treatment every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks of age.
At 16 weeks of age, you should collect a fresh stool/faeces sample
from your puppy and bring it in so that it can be sent off to be checked
for PARASITES. This not only checks that your puppy is now free of
intestinal worms BUT ALSO CHECKS FOR OTHER single-celled parasites THAT
WORMING TREATMENTS DO NOT KILL or get rid of from your puppy.
IF ANY WORMS are found in your puppy's stool sample, then you should
continue giving a worming treatment ONCE a MONTH until your pup is 6
months of age and the stool parasite test is repeated.
IF NO WORMS are found in your puppy's stool sample, you only have to repeat this stool parasite test every 6 months. For life.
The previous method of worm management, is to give a worming tablet
every 3 months, for life, from 12 weeks of age. Also some Hearworm
preventatives also kill some intestinal worms. The down-side of all of
this constant medicating for intestinal worms is that resistance builds
up in the pet worm population AND you are giving a constant regular dose
of chemicals/drugs that may not even be killing all of the pup's
** Heartworm Blood Test
If your puppy does not receive Proheart Injection at 12 to 13 weeks
of age, but starts on a Once-a-Month Heartworm treatment, it should have
a Heartworm blood test 6-7 months after starting this monthly
treatment. Click here for more detailed information on puppy Heartworm treatment.