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24th November 2006, 10:17 AM
the vet advised me to worm lily 3 mths time... after that how often do you worm them. as an adult i think its every 6 mths but how often as a pup?? forgot to ask the vet..

24th November 2006, 11:28 AM
I think it's every three months after they have their last vaccination.

Barbara Nixon
24th November 2006, 11:51 AM
The Drontal Plus packet says to treat every 3 months from 12 weeks.

24th November 2006, 12:15 PM
I have gone today with Lia at the vet ad has said me that i've to worm her every three monts.
She has said me that every time i see worms in her poo or something similar i have to do an extra dose.

24th November 2006, 12:57 PM
If you worm every three months you shouldn't see any worms at all. That's what we've done and our's have never had worms.

Barbara Nixon
24th November 2006, 01:17 PM
The Drontal Plus pack also says that if infestation is heavy, repeat after 14 days. The 3 monthly treatment is the routine for the 'aversge' dog, but people livingin areas where there are likely to be more worms, eg in areas with lots of sheep, treat more often.

24th November 2006, 01:45 PM
Every three months for my lot.... and 6-8 weeks for flea treatment, when they are puppies the worming is done more often.

26th November 2006, 02:01 AM
Gosh...The breeder I got Cody from has never had any worms in ANY of her litters...how is that possible?? When we got Cody tested, sure enough, no worms!! I have always read that all puppies had worms, but I went to the same vet as my breeder and no worms in any of her pups...

Should I be worming him now because he is older and in a different environment?

26th November 2006, 02:38 AM
Kosmo was wormed every three weeks up until 3 months and then his fecal sample came back negative. We haven't wormed him since and I don't imagine we'll do so until next year's annual. Maybe there's different protocals for different locations though. ;)

26th November 2006, 04:54 AM
I guess I prefer to get a stool sample first, to check if worming is even necessary. I hate giving meds that can be sort of toxic, well, not really toxic, but, well, you know what I mean....

26th November 2006, 11:37 AM
Worming times depend on which treatment you use. Some are monthly, some 3 monthly and some 6 monthly!