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The Importance of Deworming Your Puppy


One of the first important steps of puppy ownership is to make sure your new furry friend is dewormed! Sadly, at their young age, puppies are especially vulnerable to nasty intestinal parasites including:


  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Hookworms 
  • Whipworms 


Usually, a puppy’s first set of deworming and vaccinations will occur between 6-8 weeks. 

Later, expect your puppy’s next round of core treatment to take place at around 15-16 weeks, which at this time, should include the life-saving rabies vaccination. 


When your puppy reaches six months of life, they will be eligible for spay/neutering services, microchipping, and heartworm testing. 


Deworming your pup will save them from a host of painful and sometimes fatal diseases. For this reason, a puppy’s early months must be regimented with regular visits to the vet to ensure they lead a healthy and long life. No pet parent should ever underestimate the danger intestinal worms pose to young pets—always consult and follow your veterinarian's guidance to ensure your puppy grows healthy and strong. 

For Your Puppy’s Deworming Needs Visit Eldorado Animal Clinic

Protect your puppy from parasites by getting them dewormed. For a skilled and reliable vet hospital, visit Eldorado Animal Clinic. Our professional and compassionate staff will facilitate a warm, welcoming environment that will leave your pet’s tail wagging! For all your puppy deworming services, contact or visit us to schedule an appointment today.



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