Q&A: Deworming Puppies

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When should a puppy first receive deworming medicine?

Q&A: Deworming Puppies

Q: When should a puppy first receive deworming medicine?

A: Because most puppies have at least roundworms transmitted to them in their mother's milk, it is necessary to begin worming puppies when they're quite young. Some breeders begin giving deworming medicine at two to four weeks of age. Anyone having a litter of puppies or bringing home a new puppy should have a veterinarian to guide them on health decisions such as this. Puppies need a sequence of vaccinations beginning at about six weeks of age as well as the series of dewormings. I encourage you to follow your vet's advice. Also, see the Care and Puppies tip categories for more information.

   

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