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when do newborn puppies need first shots and worm

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when do newborn puppies need first shots and worm?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Marie replied 7 years ago.

Hi there and thanks for your question.


We usually give the first set of vaccines between 6 and 8 weeks of age. Deworming can start at any time after 2 weeks of age and we recommend repeating it every other week for 2-3 treatments.


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Dr. Marie.


The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.

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