YOUNG PUPPY DE-WORMING
All young puppies are subject to internal parasites. Nearly all puppies are born with worms – most mothers have dormant larvae in their tissue. These larvae come to life at the end of the pregnancy and migrate into the new pups. We take de-worming seriously and all new litters of puppies are being regularly de-wormed while in our care.
We follow the following protocol:
Week 2: RFD once
Week 4: RFD once
Week 6: RFD once
Week7: Safeguard three days in a row
RFD Liquid Wormer (pyrantel pamoate) for puppies. (Manufacturer: Zoetis, NADA #100-237, APPROVED BY FDA). It is a very gentle dewormer and very palatable. Pups find it fun and lick the dose from the bowl willingly.
Safeguard 4 Canine De-Wormer (Fenbendazole) that provides safe and effective treatment and control of tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms and giardia in easy to feed granules that can be mixed into food. This product is safe for young puppies over the age of 6 weeks.
Vom Geliebten Haus puppy de-worming protocol follows veterinarian recommendations and medication is administered in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations based on age and weight of puppies. We do not run individual stool samples prior to sale of puppies.
Even though we have done de-worming, owners must continue de-worming at home regularly. We recommend that you de-worm your puppy at 10 weeks and discuss further de-worming with your veterinarian. We also advise to have a stool sample done at around 6 months of age. Please note that normal fecal exam will only be done to determine roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. To test for giardia you need to tell your vet to do a separate Giardia test (usually just a few dollars more in addition to normal fecal exam). We recommend having stool tested for worms annually for the rest of your dog’s life.
In most cases, owners will test for worms to treat a condition - illness caused by parasites. Rough hair coats, diarrhea, malnutrition progressing to intestinal obstruction, and anemia are common issues with worms. Don't wait until you are sure your pet has parasites because they have already caused damage at this point.
Regular de-worming will prevent parasite’s growth and make your life with your dog enjoyable!