Worming Your Dog Environmental Health North Devon District Council Civic Centre Barnstaple Devon EX31 1EA Tel: 01271 388870 Fax: 01271 388328 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.northdevon.gov.uk/environmentalhealth North Devon District Council Dog Information Why Worm? Puppies Treatment Worming is a very important part of When you buy a new puppy, check before It is normally advisable to worm as your dog’s life. It keeps him or her you take it home that it has been wormed. follows:- healthy and prevents the spread of Most reputable breeders/suppliers will disease through your dog’s faeces. issue you with a certificate of dates on • Puppies - fortnightly until 12 weeks Very occasionally, worms from dog’s which the puppy has been wormed and a old, monthly until 6 months old faeces may cause illness in children. supply of the worming tablets or then at 6 monthly intervals for the suspension together with instructions on rest of it’s life. future worming. If this information is not supplied, you should contact your vet • Newly acquired adults - worm immediately and have the puppy fortnightly on 3 occasions and then Adult Dogs examined thoroughly and ask him for a at 6 monthly intervals for the rest course of treatment. If you have other of it’s life. dogs you will need treatment for them too. The above precautions will help to If your dog has never been wormed keep our parks and recreation start immediately by consulting your grounds free from Toxocara canis and vet and he will prescribe a course of ensure your dog's continued good treatment. All dogs in the household health. must be treated at the same time. Pregnant bitches must undergo a course of treatment to prevent her pups from acquiring worms through her. Remember that cats also need to be wormed! Further information can be ob- tained from your local veterinary surgery.
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