This is especially true for puppies, which should be first dewormed at the age of two weeks and then repeated every two weeks until they reach 8 weeks of age.
However, if the puppy is orphaned or abandoned, you should continue treating the puppy for worms until it reach 12 weeks of age and thereafter, you should deworm it every month until it is 6 months old.
Remember, puppies infected with roundworms and hookworms will continuously excrete the worm larvae in their feces.
Therefore, it is important to dispose off the feces in a hygienic manner as the puppy can re-infect itself just by playing in the area where it pooped previously.
If you dog is nursing puppies, you should deworm her along with the puppies.
Once your dog matures into an adult, you should consult your veterinarian and use heartworm preventive medication.
This medication is also very effective in treating hookworms, roundworms and other types of worms.
If you happen to live in an area where the exposure to worms is high, it is highly advisable to deworm your dog every three to six months throughout its life.
In addition, if your dog eats feces of other animals, you should immediately treat it for hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms.
And this treatment should be followed every three months.
Make sure you consult your veterinarian for all information related to deworming your dog.
He will prescribe a schedule that you can follow, or you can follow the one mentioned above.