The Companion Animal Parasite Council recommends pyrantel (available as many trade names, including Nemex and Strongid) or any other dewormer (such as fenbendazole, whose trade name is Panacur) that controls roundworms and hookworms. Start dosing at 2 weeks of age and repeat every 2 weeks until the pup begins a monthly dewormer, which should continue year-round. Roundworms and hookworms are common in puppies, and both can infect humans -- with potentially severe consequences.
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Nothing. I don't begin worming until 6 weeks. I know many begin earlier, but I have never had an issue and I don't medicate early or too often.
I have always taken my vets advice and we begin worming at 6 weeks and their first immunizations at 7.5 weeks. When they leave, they have at least 2 wormings and one immunization. Generally, two immunizations and 3 wormings.
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I use Safeguard for goats,the liquid type.It is perfectly safe for all pups and dogs.The dose is 1cc per 10 lbs,and this info came from my 28 year vet,so I trust his expertise!I gave my 2 lb pup .5 cc 3 days in a row and repeated in 2 weeks and my pup is now growing like a weed.Hint....the different makers want you to buy their stuff labeled for certain animals...but it's all the same.I have several animals and when it comes down to it,they all take the same meds just different doses.What a goat takes,so can a dog or cat,or bird for that matter,I have done them all and no fatal results...I always ask my vet first!!!!!!