When to Vaccinate and De-Worm
English Bulldog Puppies
De-Worming And Vaccination Schedules Are Very Important
Here at Bulldog Pros, we de-worm our puppies starting at 2 weeks of age, and continue the treatment every two weeks, until our puppies depart for their new homes. We recommend that new families continue this process until the puppy reaches 12 weeks of age. From there, monthly de-worming treatments should be enough to keep your puppy worm-free.
With Roundworms being one of the most common worms found in puppies, it is important to begin treatment early. Pyrantel works by paralyzing the worms (that attach themselves to the intestines to feed) so they release their grip and pass in the puppies feces.
Once puppies reach 7 1/2 weeks, the first treatment with Panacur (Fenbendazole) begins. This de-wormer treats Tapeworms, Roundworms, Hookworms and Whipworms, and is administered for 3 consecutive days, completing the process by 8 weeks. The process should be repeated at 10 and 12 weeks.
Speak with your Veterinarian regarding a lifelong schedule to keep your Bulldog free of parasites.
Puppies should receive their first vaccination at 6 weeks of age. There are many different vaccinations to choose from, depending on the situation.
Vaccinations are labeled based on the number of diseases they prevent. For example, a 5-way protects against five diseases, caused by Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus; where a 10-way gives broad protection against ten diseases, including Coronavirus, a highly contagious disease that primarily attacks the intestinal tract, Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis (CAV-1), Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Parvovirus (CPV), and Coronavirus as well as four types of Leptospira (L. canicola, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona).
If puppies are going to make a long trip to their new homes, especially through a commercial transporter, it is important to protect them from as many diseases as possible during their journey. This can be accomplished with a 10-way vaccination, given at 6 weeks and 9 weeks, with a puppy ready to be transported at 10 weeks of age. However, if a puppy is going to a home that is just an few hours away, with limited exposure to the outside world, a 5- or 9-way may be more appropriate.
Follow-up with Vaccinations every three weeks until puppies reach 16 weeks of age.
Speak with your Veterinarian regarding follow-up and annual vaccinations.
Keep records of all vaccinations and de-worming treatments with professional Health Records.
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