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How to Deworm a Pregnant Female Dog

By Stephi Peppers
 

Overview

Having puppies is a joyous event for any dog owner. While your dog is pregnant, it is important for her to get the best care possible. This means an excellent diet, proper exercise, and regular veterinary care. De-worming and pregnancy have been difficult subjects for dog owners to contend with, until recently. A number of products and procedures are available for today's dog owner.

Step 1

Determine the dog's pregnancy. Contact a vet. Choose one you trust. he vet will be able to recommend medications and give you additional information for a healthy canine pregnancy.

Step 2

Pick a de-wormer. Some commonly recommended de-wormers include Panacur, Milbemax and Revolution. Ask your vet about these and any other medications he may recommend.

Step 3

Make a decision. Once you and your vet have chosen a de-worming regimen, follow the instructions you have been given. For example, Panacur 22.2 percent needs to be fed to the dog over a course of three days. Following these instructions is essential to a successful de-worming.

Step 4

After de-worming your dog, watch her closely for the next day or so. If you notice any strange behaviors or worrisome symptoms, call your vet immediately.

Step 5

Avoid flea infestations by making sure you keep the dog yard clean of waste. Also, do not feed a raw diet to your dog during pregnancy.
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