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    Smile Puppy Worming Advice

    Hi just got my new beautiful puppy Molly today She is a Labrador x Ridgeback. I need to worm her on the 29th and wondered what are the best products and also do I do the heartworming at the same time? I didn't know if I should buy the treatment from the pet shop where I got her or shop around, any suggestions?

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    I would take her down to the Vet for an all over Vet check, I know some pet shops say they have been vet checked but I would rather do it on my own. We got our dog from a Breeder and still took her for a check up! They usually cost about $50 for the check up but you get a little puppy pack! The Vet will be able to discuss all worming, vaccinations, puppy classes and desexing options with you! Also gives you a great opportunity (If haven't already) to meet your local Vet.
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    thanks for that, I got a free vet check when I bought her but its a bit far away and there is a greencross vet a 5 minute walk from my house so ill just go there. The pet store gave me a certificate as proof she has been vet checked and gave me a puppy pack She needs to get her 2nd vaccination on Wednesday anyway so and wormed 5 days after so ill check it all out with the vet.

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    I'm currently using revolution and a canex? intestinal wormer.

    Last lot of wormer had to be concealed in a large amount of brie, and the stuff before went inside sardines, ie you have to out smell and out taste the disgustingness of the wormer. If only they made snail bait smell and taste like these dog wormers.

    Revolution includes cover for heart worm.

    Before that I did get an injection for the heart worm, and that bore a big hole in the wallet when I thought I was getting it for free eg first heart worm injection is two injectons for a puppy and then you have to do it annually.

    There is also the drontal wormer - that dogs are much happier to eat. Think it tastes better.

    But between the lot you have to make sure you've got heart worm, tape worm and intestinal worms and then fleas and stuff covered and ticks too if you're in a paralysis tick area.

    And different product combinations work to get your coverage.

    So I found that revolution 6 month pack that came with the canex tablets - was a good option for me, it's a lot up front but cheaper than some of the other combinations from the vet.

    Some of these products are available online but the chemical companies make deals with the vets too with different packages.

    So when the vet says , ask what else is there - two times. And then ask him which one he prefers (probably the first option) and why. Sometimes he will like the first option because it is cheaper up front for his customers, sometimes he will like cos it makes more money for him - ie by the time you've bought a years supply - it's not cheaper for you, more profit for him/her. And sometimes he might thing one product works better than the others. I think it's good to change the combination every year or so to reduce the chance of the things you're trying to prevent becoming immune.

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    I got my puppy vet checked when I first got him for my own piece of mind for an overall check. Also to get him microchip, vac & wormed. They provided additional worming for me to give for the following 3 months as well and info sheet on worming.

    Luckily my boy took his tablets like a champ. Hopefully he keeps this up in months to come!

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    I have my dogs both on Interceptor (which the vet recommended with my first one). It does intestinal and heartworm monthly. I buy mine from City Farmers as I think they sell it a little cheaper than vets and pet shops (I buy my dog food from there as well and always get 10 vouchers in their rewards system, which is brilliant).

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    thanks for replies everyone I bought Sentinel which does all worms including heartworm, it also does fleas. My pup is due to be wormed on Monday but I got the one for medium dogs of 11-22 kilos. On Wednesday last week she weighed 7.5 kilos will these worming tablets be safe or should I half them? Or do I need to go and buy different ones? The vet said in 4 weeks she will probably be double the size she was on Wednesday!

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    Worm infestation is very common in dogs and cats and can cause distress and ill health. I want to know that how does my dog or cat get worms? Please tell me something about it.

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