Regularly take your puppy on your lap to cuddle with him, and inspect his body for fleas and ticks at the same time! The sooner you discover annoying parasites, the less inconvenience they can cause.
You can catch fleas with a fine flea comb. Remove ticks with special tick tweezers or a tick hook. Don't use 'narcotics' like alcohol, but just pull or twist the tick out. Remove ticks as soon as possible. This can prevent them from transmitting a nasty infection.
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Ticks prefer warm spots on the body or places where the body is less hairy. They often bite under the ears, around the eyes or in the armpit or groin area.
Puppies often suffer from roundworms. They can get infected in the uterus even before they are born. To prevent a worm infection, it’s important to deworm a young dog regularly. For example at the age of two, four, six, eight and twelve weeks and then when the pup is four and six months old. Ask your vet for advice on the best treatment schedule for your dog.
Always ask for advice about the best medicine for your dog.
A treatment to deworm your puppy can be stressful for the intestinal flora. We therefore advise you to give your puppy a frozen fresh meat meal, such as Prins TotalCare, two to three days after a treatment instead of dry food. This helps to restore the intestinal flora.
Not all remedies against ticks, fleas or worms are also suitable for puppies! Always discuss this with your vet to find out what’s the best option for your dog.