Worming & Vaccinations
Puppies need to be wormed more often than adult dogs.
Pups should be wormed with an all wormer at 2 weeks along with the mum, 4 weeks, 6 weeks 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. From then on it goes monthly until 6 months of age then 3 monthly.
Some people prefer to use the syrup for puppies but I find it messy and more inaccurate than using a tablet. Pups should be weighed prior to worming as it is no use under dosing.
Milbemax tablets can be used from 2 weeks of age. This is what I use. They treat all worms including tapeworm and also cover heartworm as well.
Pups start on heartworm prevention at 12 weeks of age when the 2nd vaccination is due. There are many forms of tablets, daily, monthly and so on as well as needles so speak to the staff or vet about the options and what may suit you. I use a monthly tablet for my adult dogs which does all the intestinal worms and heartworm as well.
Puppies are vaccinated at 6 weeks of age and then are due again at 12 weeks. Depending on the regime of your preferred vet they may be vaccinated again at 18 weeks of age. This can be discussed at the 12 weeks vaccination and I suggest you follow your preferred Vets advice.
My adults are vaccinated with a 3 year C3 which covers Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo. Kennel cough vaccine needs to be given yearly and will need to be up to date if your dog goes into kennels for vacation care. It is important to keep regular checkups as the Vet will check the heart, lungs, teeth, ears and general health and you can discuss any issues or problems you may be having. Remember prevention is better than cure.