Deworming Your Adult Dog
You’re off to a healthy start and dewormed your pup from 2 to 8 weeks? Good!
But did you know almost all dogs will host some type of internal parasite like worms at some stage of their lives which is why it is so important to follow a regular deworming schedule for your adult dog.
Dogs get worms when they:
- Eat infected soil
- Are infected with fleas: Flea larvae feed on tapeworm eggs which continue to mature inside fleas. When your pet digests a mature flea, the tapeworm egg, still living inside the flea, hatches inside your pet’s intestines where it is free to grow and reproduce.
- Come into contact with other animals’ faeces (always take a bag and pick up when you visit parks!)
Protect your best friend and your family from unwanted worms with these Bob Martin Tips
- Remove all faeces from your garden at least once a day
- Cover your child’s sandpit when not in use
- Don’t feed your pets raw meat
- Maintain clean and dry quarters for your best friend
- Teach your children good hygiene routines such as always washing their hands after they play with Rambo
- Keep fleas under control
- Use a deworming program like Bob Martin Vetcare Easy-to-use Dewormers for Dogs.
How often should I deworm my adult dog?
Treat your dog at 12, 16 and 24 weeks of age. After that deworm adult dogs every 3 months as a precaution. If you see signs of worms before the next 3 monthly treatment is due, re-dose and continue to deworm your dog every 3 months. It can be useful to put reminders on your calendar so you don’t forget!