Make sure your vet checks your American Bully for all kinds of worms at least once a year (two to four times for puppies).
Parasites worm their way into most dogs’ lives at one time or another. Your vet may suspect worms if your dog has diarrhea or is vomiting, coughing, chewing or licking under his tail, short of breath, or losing weight. Bloated stomach or belly: This is another common symptom of worms, often seen in puppies who contract worms from their mother. Weakness, increased appetite & constant hunger: If your dog has worms, the worms are stealing your dog’s nutrition. The symptoms and treatments depend on the type of worm and where it’s living in your dog’s body.
How do pets get worms? … Dogs become infected with roundworms by eating worm eggs from contaminated soil or stool, or by eating infected rodents. Hookworms are contracted by the ingestion of microscopic larval by mouth or from larval entry through the skin, usually on the feet.
Different worming products act in different ways. You may be surprised to see worms in your dog’s droppings after deworming them, but rest assured that this is normal. Some dewormers paralyze and kill the worms, which may be visible in your dog’s feces after the treatment has started to work.
Most dewormers requiring an initial period of only 2-3 weeks to eliminate worms; however, some treatments will also require a second dosage to eradicate the second wave of parasites.
DeWorming Regular Schedule:
- Puppies every 2 weeks until 3 months of age, starting at 2 weeks old.
- Once a month from 3 to 6 months of age.
- After 6 months, follow adult recommendations which are 2 times a year. Also after six months, use a heartworm preventative medication that is effective against hookworms and roundworms.