Worms impair the health and kill more dogs than all other canine diseases combined. There is no permanent cure for dog worms; infestation is cyclical. Left unchecked these parasites can be transmitted to children as well as adults. Therefore, a regular dewormer treatment program is essential to avoid chronic and costly health problems.
Treatment of dog worms depends upon the animal's age and environment. Mature animals that are not confined should require only two dewormer treatments annually. Pups may require 3 to four dewormer treatments prior to 12 weeks of age depending upon their living quarters and contact with worm eggs.