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The last time Bloom got wormed was in December.
My vet said she will need worming every 6 month. But the breeder said it's ok to worm just once a year.
That got me confused and so I asked some people in a german dogforum.
Some of them said they would never worm their dogs (because it wouldn't be healthy) and some of them said they do some kinda worm control (by checking the feces) before worming.

What do you think?
Should I listen to my vet? Well, I gotta admit, I don't think he's the best doctor to be treating Bloom....

How often do you worm your dog?
 

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Hi, we worm meg 4 times a year as recommended by our vet. This is especially important for beagles because they scavage about so much on walks, picking unsuitable things up, and eating them, etc. Even if you worm your dog regularly, if he/she sniffs another dogs waste and they have worms, the eggs of the worm which cannot be seen by the naked eye, are kind of inhaled up into your dogs system and so the cycle begins again. what a nightmare though , hey ?
 

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I must be really DIFFERENT. The only problem we've had here with worms is with dogs I've "rescued". One little girl from WV came with worms (and fleas) - and my Lottie came with worms - yucky! The pups I've raised here are "de-wormed" on a regular basis when they're pups - when they go in for their first shots they get "de-wormed" - and every shot thereafter. When I discovered Lottie had TAPEWORMS I had to de-worm every one - as a precautionary measure - tapeworms are "hosted" by fleas - and we don't have fleas in this area - but she came from the Oregon coast. When she had pups, they all "came equipped" with roundworms - which we promptly sent "flying". Since I wanted to make sure that JoJo was "safe", when I took her to the vet recently I had Dr. Randy de-worm her (no sign of worms there - none of her pups have ever had the nasty things). The meds he uses are so much better than anything you can buy over the counter, but many breeders I know, do their own "de-worming", as well as vaccinations. I just prefer spending the extra money to have my vet check them on a regular basis.
By the way, if you don't trust your vet I would strongly suggest you find one you DO trust. I trust Dr. Randy implicitly with the lives of all my babies.
 

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This is the first I've heard about de-worming on a reagular basis. My previous beagle Molly was de-wormed several times as a puppy, but we never had her de-wormed as an adult dog. I know little Maggie was de-wormed on 4 different occasions before we picked her up from the breeder a month ago, but my vet hasn't mentioned de-worming her again. She goes to the vet on Monday for her third series of shots, so I'll have to ask him about it then.
 

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Our vet said that deworming is enough once a year, unless there is a chronic problem. In which case, every 4-6 months should do it. So far, and I hope I don't jinx it, we're good!
 

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Thanks you guys.....
right it's called "de-wormed"....geez
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maybe it is different here in the uk ? though surely a worm, is a worm, is a worm, whatever the nationality LOL !!

i think we all hust have to do what we feel is right and what our vet tells us ? i do trust my vet as he has been really good with meg, she has got colitus, which we are dietry controlling and her bladder is in the wrong place which means she should not be toilet trained, but she is..... so he has been really good with us. i think most people here worm their dogs 4 times a year ? on all our dog poo bins there are big signs, which remind dog owners to regularly worm ? anyway. as long as we all keep our little beags healthy. xxx
 

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I made the mistake once of asking my vet if the dogs should be "wormed" and he quickly informed me that he does NOT "worm" dogs, he "de-worms" them. Haven't made THAT mistake again - even tho it's the more common term ;)!
 

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I'm a little confused about the de-worming. I've always had all my dogs on Heartguard, which protects against heartworms and various intestinal worms. My cockers were only given de-wormer as puppies, then put on Heartguard, Henry was de-wormed at the shelter and then put on Heartguard. My cockers lived 15 and 13 years and were never de-wormed again...This is the first time I've heard of de-worming on a regular basis except for horses.
 

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Melissa - it's my understanding that dogs on Heartguard are protected against all worms. I don't think about heartworm meds because we don't have the problem here. When I lived in Sacramento my dogs were on heartworm medication all the time - but when I moved here, we didn't have to treat them for heartworms. Tho I DID have one of my "rescues" from West Virginia tested because her owner said she'd had "worms" in the past. I don't think you need to worry about it if Henry's on Heartguard.
 
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