Worming your puppy and dog
Here is a breakdown of how you would medicate your puppy based on your proposed plan:
- From 8 weeks to 4 months of age: Give every two weeks. This is to control intestinal worms, heartworm, and other parasites.
- From 4 months to 6 months: Give once per month.
- From 6 months onwards: Give every three months. Even if they are on other medication that claims to cover all worms, it's important to continue with the Milpro/Milbemax as it provides more comprehensive protection.
- Administer once a month, every month. This treatment covers fleas, ticks, heartworm, and intestinal worms. NexGard Spectra is a tasty chew, making it easy to administer to your puppy.
- Administer once every three months. Bravecto is a flea and tick preventative that lasts for 12 weeks. This can be an alternative to NexGard Spectra.
**ProHeart SR12 Injection**:
- If you choose to use Bravecto, you'll need to give your puppy a ProHeart SR12 injection every 12 months for heartworm prevention. This is because Bravecto doesn't cover heartworms. This injection is often given alongside annual vaccinations.
Please note that all these medication schedules should be initiated based on your veterinarian's advice and according to the manufacturer's recommendations. This ensures that the puppy is at the appropriate age and weight for each medication.
Regular check-ups with your vet are crucial in the early stages of your puppy's life, as they can monitor its growth, health, and reaction to medications. They can also adjust dosages or switch to different treatments if necessary.