Intestinal Parasite Prevention Recommendations
For optimal intestinal parasite prevention:
All puppies and kittens should receive Strongid at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age. This dewormer treats roundworms, the parasite we are most concerned with in very young pups.
At 8 weeks of age all puppies should be started on Heartgard Plus, which contains a dewormer.
At 8-10 weeks of age all kittens should receive Drontal and all puppies not starting Heartgard Plus should receive Drontal Plus. Drontal and Drontal Plus treat roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms.
We recommend a fecal test at 12 weeks of age to ensure the intestinal parasites have been cleared.
All dogs and cats should have a fecal test annually and treated with Drontal (cats) or Drontal Plus (dogs) as appropriate based on fecal results.