Puppies are susceptible to whipworm, roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm infections. Intestinal worms can cause diarrhoea, vomiting and poor growth. They can become infected through contact with other dogs, the environment generally or, most commonly in puppies, from their mother at birth. We recommend using a good quality allwormer product such as Drontal.
Puppies should be treated:
- Every 2 weeks until 3 mtgs age
- Then monthly until 6 months age
- Then every 3 months for life
Intestinal worms can also infect humans especially children so we strongly recommend ongoing intestinal worm control.