Like all dogs, Schnauzers need to be wormed regularly, ensuring cover for the intestinal worms such as round, hook and whipworm as well as heartworm, which is usually a separate preparation.
For those who have bought a pup from us:
Pups are more susceptible to worms than adult dogs. Your puppy has been wormed with Drontal Puppy Liquid at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks of age. This covers them for roundworm, whipworm and hookworm. They need to continue to be wormed every 2 weeks until 12 weeks old, then monthly until around 6 months of age, then 3 monthly as an adult dog. You may choose a different form of worming eg oral tablets such as Milbemax or topical formulations such as Advocate mentioned below.
You will also need to start heartworm protection – this can be given as an annual injection from the vet or as part of a formulation such as Milbemax or Advocate which is a spot-on solution in pre-filled pipettes and also covers the intestinal worms, fleas, ear mites, nasal & eye worms etc. There are many, many choices and alternatives other than these ‘tho! Parasite control itself is essential, the methods you choose are a personal choice – please weigh up the pros and cons of the different options and formulations. Your vet is well placed to advise on this if you need more support – I’d suggest talking to them about this when you take your puppy for their next vaccination and work out a plan if you haven’t before then.