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How can you prevent roundworms in dogs?

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You can do a lot of things to ward off roundworms:

  • Deworm your puppy when he’s young. The best time to start is before he’s 3 weeks old.
  • Keep things clean, including the areas where he eats, sleeps, and plays. Throw away his poop properly. Clean up after him in your yard and also in the park.
  • Keep your dog away from small, wild animals.
  • Give your dog medication to prevent heartworms.
  • Talk to your doctor about possibly deworming your dog every so often if he’s at high risk of an infection.

From: Roundworms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

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