Worming a Springer

You need to ensure you are regularly worming a Springer Spaniel to protect both him and your family members from these parasites, particularly if you have small children as some worms can cause blindness.

How often do I worm my Springer Spaniel?

Springer Spaniel Puppies 4 to 12 weeks of age should be wormed every two weeks. From age 12 weeks to 6 months puppies should be wormed monthly From 6 months onward dogs and puppies should be wormed every 3 months.

What are some of the symptoms that my dog or puppy has intestinal worms?

  • Loss of appetite
  • The dog's coat is in poor condition
  • The dog has a pot belly appearance - especially in puppies
  • The dog or puppy suffers weight loss
  • Diarrhea (sometimes bloody diarrhea)
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Anemia - The dog or puppy has pale gums
  • Worm segments around the anal area. These segments look like small grains of rice or sesame seeds.
  • Continual licking of the anal area
  • The dog or puppy scoots around on it's rear end.
  • Coughing if juvenile roundworm have migrated to the dog's lungs

Worming your Springer Spaniel is an essential part of maintaining their health and is key to responsible dog owenership.

I usually hide George's tablets in a piece of cheese or a meatball and he takes is very easily.

If you are struggling to get your springer to swallow the tablet even if it is disguised, then try this. Place the tablet at the back of the dogs throat, close their mouth and hold it closed, then rub their throat. This casues your springer to swallow and therefor swallow the medication.

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