Worming & other parasite control

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.