Q. My dog and her four weekold puppy's are showing signs of having the worms and she is still giving milk how would I go about taking care of that?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. There are liquid dewormers specifically designed for puppies which can be used from 2 weeks of age; you should weigh the pups to make sure they are dosed accurately. Depending on the product this can be repeated at 2 or 4 week intervals. Because of the worm lifecycle and their ability to increase rapidly in pregnant and nursing bitches and her natural drive to clean up after her pups, it is important to treat the mother at least twice with a wormer suitable for nursing mothers also