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De-worming Puppies

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nearly all puppies are born with worms

transmitted from their mother most of

the time we won't see these worms in the

stool this is why deworming is so

important at a young age most deworming

programs start as early as two to three

weeks of age deworming kills the adult

stage of the worm as eggs hatch

additional deworming is necessary for

this reason your veterinarian will

likely recommend multiple doses the most

common types of worms and puppies

include round worms hook worms tapeworms

and whip worms

however there are other common parasites

such as coccidia and Giardia that can

infect your puppy some worms and

parasites are zoonotic that means they

can also infect people there are many

clinical signs and puppies some may

include a poor hair coat a pot-bellied

appearance soft stool or diarrhea

vomiting lethargy or even weight loss

however many puppies will show no signs

at all it is important to understand

that different worms and parasites

require different medications this is

why you should bring a stool sample to

your veterinarian for the proper

diagnosis the sample should be as fresh

as possible you may keep it in the

refrigerator until you can take it to

your veterinarian if your puppy does

test positive for a worm or parasite

your veterinarian will prescribe the

proper medication to clear the infection

after the course of treatment the

veterinarian will ask you to bring an

additional fecal sample to make sure

your puppy is clear from the parasite I

recommend that you ask your veterinarian

about a deworming protocol specifically

for your puppy I hope this video has

been helpful and thanks for watching

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