In short, you don't want worms – and neither does your puppy. Another reason why worming is so important? Puppies can easily get worms from their mother in utero or via their mother's milk. This is why puppies as young as two weeks old should receive a worming treatment.
Why does my puppy keep getting worms?
Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include: Drinking contaminated milk from the mother during nursing. Rolling in, sniffing, eating, stepping in or licking contaminated soil. Consuming infected prey like rodents, birds, and reptiles.
Why do puppies need worming every 2 weeks?
As mentioned above, most puppies are born with worms and they acquire more from their mother's milk. Because of this it's important they're treated every two weeks from two to 12 weeks of age.
Can I deworm my puppy every two weeks?
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.
Why does my puppy still have worms after treatment?
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 image, it's actually a good thing — it means the worms are no longer living inside your dog!