What is the best time of day to worm your dog? Tips and Tricks

The Deworming Process after a Few Days

Depending on what kind of worms your dog has, you may or may not see worms in their stool in the days following a deworming treatment. Most deworming products treat roundworms, hookworms and whipworms by paralyzing and killing the parasites; tapeworms are killed and broken up into smaller segments. Some intestinal worms, like hookworms and whipworms, are so small that you won’t see any worms in your dog’s stool at all.

You may be surprised to still see live worms in your dog’s feces after deworming them, but this is normal. While this can be an unpleasant , it’s actually a good thing — it means the worms are no longer living inside your dog! Additionally, you may see dead worms in your dog’s stool for a few days following treatment, or your dog may have diarrhea as they digest the dead worms. Most of the time, regardless of what you see in their stool, recently dewormed dogs behave like normal.

Puppies and other dogs may require repeat deworming treatments a few weeks after their initial treatment. This is often based on the type of worm and product used. For questions about a deworming schedule for your dog, speak to your veterinarian.

Be aware: You can worm your dog too often

Yes, you can worm a puppy or your dog too often! And it has no obvious benefit. In fact, over-worming your dog can actually backfire, and make your dog build up a tolerance – you most certainly don’t want that.

Worms. I think we can all agree they’re icky.

But here’s a surprise: As a new puppy owner, it will be something you need to think about.

Although dogs, as we know them, have come about after thousands of years of domestication, they still enjoy scavenging on anything they can get their paws on. This means that coming across parasites such as worms can be something we have to face every now and then.

After this article, you’ll know far more than you ever wanted to know about dog worms, and how to worm a puppy.

Once you have your puppy at home, you will most likely be given a wormer by your veterinarian. After worming them weekly until twelve weeks, you should worm every month until they are 6 months old, and then after that every 3 -6 months.

Sounds like a lot of worming, but it will definitely be worm it. Whoops, worth* it.

Puppy’s Age How often should they be wormed?
3-12 weeks Weekly
12 weeks – 6 months Monthly
Over 6 months Every 3- 6 Months

Why This Is The Best Time To Worm Your Dog!

Worming puppies is an activity that many new owners worry about and can be quite confusing. Worms are parasites that many puppies are born with, due to their week immune systems, but this isn’t anything to be too concerned about. With the right treatment, knowing how to worm a puppy, and healthy growth, your pup should live a worm free life. So, lets delve into all things worming puppies, so that you know what to do when you get your puppy home.