Beginning with the first puppy worm treatment at the age of two or three weeks, pet parents should deworm the puppy again every alternate week until the puppy is 12 weeks old (4th, 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th week). After this, you should deworm the puppy once every month until it is six months old. After that, the puppy can be shifted to a deworming schedule for adult dogs.
If you don’t deworm your puppy properly or regularly, they face the risk of ailments and symptoms such as weakness, loss of appetite, anemia, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Having worms affects your dog’s appetite, fur, and skin and can also have serious repercussions that can cause lasting damage to their bodies.
It is best to avoid sleeping with your puppy if they have not been dewormed properly. Since many types of worms are zoonotic parasites, they can be transmitted from your pet to humans. Allowing your puppy to sleep with you in such cases can cause transmission from their bodies to you or your family members’ bodies. To avoid this, it is recommended that you deworm your fur baby by setting a proper puppy deworming schedule before they sleep with you.