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Worming

Young puppies often carry worms which can infect other dogs and humans and are a particular threat to children. It is very important to worm your puppy on a regular basis, for the health of both you and your puppy. We recommend the following worming programme for both dogs and cats:

2 weeks to 6 months old:

Puppies can be wormed from 2 weeks of age.  We recommend that puppies are wormed monthly until 6 months of age.  At this time the worming requirement for each individual should be re-assessed and adjusted accordingly.  Speak to one of vets to find out which worming protocol best suits your puppy. 
6 months and over: Adult dogs should be wormed a minimum of every 3 months against tapeworms and roundworms.  For dogs who are deemed to be at a high risk of developing lungworm (for example, dogs who regularly eat slugs and snails), monthly worming throughout their adult life is recommended. 
Pregnant bitches/queens: Worming is recommended daily from day 40 of pregnancy, until day 2 post-whelping/kittening.  Alternatively, bitches/queens can be given a single worming tablet during the pregnancy. 
 
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5 Chapple Rd, Witheridge,
Tiverton,
Devon,
EX16 8AS,
United Kingdom (GB)

Telephone -
01884 860236 

Fax -
01884 861266 

Emergency -
01884 860236 
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