Q:

When do you worm newborn puppies?

A:

Quick Answer

According to Medic Animal, it is important to begin worming puppies as soon as they reach 2 weeks of age. Puppies need to be wormed every couple of weeks until they are 12 weeks old.

Know More
When do you worm newborn puppies?
Credit: knape E+ Getty Images

Full Answer

Puppies are often born with worms that have been transferred from the mother. However, worming the mother while she is pregnant can help reduce the transfer of worms. Even if the mother has been wormed during pregnancy, puppies can still contract worms from the mother through her milk or excrement. Once puppies have reached 2 weeks of age, they need to be wormed for a number of different parasites, including roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Once puppies have reached 12 weeks old, they must be wormed every month until they are 6 months old.

Sources:

  1. medicanimal.com

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Why do some dogs eat their newborn puppies?

    A:

    Dogs eat their newborn puppies when they do not recognize the puppies as their own, because the pain from mastitis and suckling provokes aggression, or because a puppy is stillborn or unhealthy. However, cannibalism rarely occurs among canines. Some breeders theorize that cannibalism is an inherited trait that may pass from one litter to the next.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Do dogs eat their own newborn puppies?

    A:

    In some cases a mother dog kills and eats her puppies. This usually happens if the mother perceives her puppies as a threat to her safety, according to VCA Animal Hospitals.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are Jindo puppies?

    A:

    The Jindo is a Spitz-type dog breed originating from Jindo Island in Korea, where it is officially designated as a national treasure. It is similar to the Akita and shiba inu, breeds native to Japan.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why do puppies breathe fast?

    A:

    Puppies breathe faster and more erratically when they are at rest or sleeping. Their heartbeats are also faster than those of an adult dog. This is completely normal and natural. Puppies' rapid breaths and heartbeats will slow down as the body matures and develops.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore