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Can I Deworm my Dog too often?

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Yes, you can worm 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.


Can I deworm my dog twice in one week?

Yes she sure can. It can take up to 1 week to rid the first round of worms in her system. Then as the worms in her system go through their 2 week life cycle (from baby worms to adult worms that you see in the poop) they should be treated again as a re-emergence of worms is seen.

How many times can you deworm a dog?

Puppies should be wormed every two weeks until twelve weeks of age, then monthly until six months of age. Once they have reached six months of age, a puppy can transfer onto an 'adult' worming schedule. All adult dogs need to be wormed every three months for effective protection.

Is it safe to deworm a dog every month?

As a matter of fact, puppies and young dogs should be dewormed when they reach their 21-30 days of age. This means they should be dewormed at least once every month until they're three months old. After that, they can be dewormed once in every two months until they are 6 months old. ... Worms in young dogs can cause death.

Can you deworm a dog multiple times?

These guidelines recommend that if regular deworming is used, animals should be treated at least 4 times a year, with no more than 3 months between each treatment. This is based on some research indicating that dropping treatment to 3-4 times per year had no effect on parasite levels.

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