You need to worm your puppy every 2 weeks until 12 weeks of age. Thereafter every 3 months is adequate.

In older dogs, every 6 months is adequate for Worming, unless you see worms in the stools.

Fleas 95% of a dogs fleas population can in live in your home. That’s because the flea larvae and eggs can lie in your carpet, cracks, and furniture waiting to reinfest.

We recommend monthly spot on flea control and there are now some excellent products. These products work best as an ongoing program, reapplied promptly, rather than an on-off treatment. Once you’ve been on a spot on program for a few months, you’ll never go back to flea collars. Spot ones are so much more effective, and keep your home flea-free as well!

Adult Flea Hook Worm Tape Worm
Adult Flea Hook Worm Tape Worm

Hookworms, roundworms and hydatid tapeworm can affect humans, especially children.
Female Hookworms can lay up to 30,000 eggs a day. These hatch in the faeces. Infection is caused by swallowing or skin penetration. Symptoms of hookworm include anaemia, lack of appetite, depression and diarrhoea.

Dog Disease

Roundworm infection can be passed onto puppies before they are born. Round worm eggs can stay viable outside an animal for several years. Symptoms of round worm include lack of appetite, diarrhoea, colic, potbelly and vomiting.

Hydatid Tapeworm are found in areas of where sheep, kangaroos and wild pigs are in contact with dogs. Dogs can become infected after eating hydatid tapeworm eggs from contaminated pastures, or eating infected offal from sheep.

Flea Tapeworm Common flea tapeworm larvae develop in fleas. Dogs eat infected fleas while grooming themselves. Tape worm develops in the dog’s gut. Tapeworms cause itching and can be responsible for irritation and dogs rubbing their backsides on the ground. Although not a major health risk can be uncomfortable and stressful for your dog.

Whipworms live in the lower bowel of dogs. The eggs are passed in the droppings and can survive in the soil fro several years. Whipworm symptoms include pain, loss of weight and diarrhoea

Also see our Heartworm and vaccination page

photos from Pfizer Animal Health
Worm information from Bayer