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In this infographic, you’ll learn about diet, exercise, training, how to monitor your pet’s treatments and vaccinations, and other health considerations.
Keeping your puppy in good health isn’t about what you do once and a while, but rather the habits you adopt over the long term. It’s about protecting against ticks and fleas all year round, not just once in a while. It’s about always administering your puppy’s heartworm treatments – and not skipping a dose here and there. When you first get your puppy it’s important to establish a healthy routine, with habits you follow yearly and habits you follow every day.
If your puppy has been bitten by a tick, has fleas or you suspect worms
For your puppy’s annual check-up
It’s essential to administer tick and flea protection to your pet all year round, so make sure you don’t miss those treatments each month!
Why is it so important to your puppy’s health to protect against ticks and fleas?
It can be an all-year threat
While one may think that fleas normally die off during colder months, they actually can survive in temperatures above freezing. And, as more families enjoy travel with their pets, you may encounter ticks and fleas on vacation – that would be a horrible souvenir to bring home.
They’re responsible for a number of illnesses
There are so many diseases and conditions associated with ticks and fleas. For instance, ticks have a number of associated diseases, including Lyme disease. It only takes 48 hours for a tick to transmit Lyme disease to your puppy.1
There are over 2,000 species of fleas. However, the cat flea is the one that most commonly affects both dogs and cats.2
Worms can spread throughout your puppy’s body, affecting organs, lungs, the digestive system and even cause death if left untreated.3
Heartworms have a long lifespan and can live for 5 to 7 years in a puppy.3
If your puppy becomes infected with certain worms, such as roundworm, your family could also be at risk of becoming infected through contact with the puppy’s feces.
It’s possible for roundworm larvae to be transmitted across the placenta before puppies are born, or through the mother’s milk during a feeding session.
Feed your pet a nutritious diet. This can be different for each puppy based on their health needs, so it’s important to seek advice from your veterinarian about the right diet for your pet.
Your pet should enjoy daily exercise for at least 30 minutes. This can keep you in control of a number of different aspects of your pet’s health and well-being, some of which include:
Make it a habit by engaging in these fun activities with your pet:
Start training your puppy early and reinforce good behaviors on a daily basis.
One of the methods of tick and flea treatment is a monthly, tasty chewable tablet. Administering this to your puppy is easy. Every month, you give them a tasty tablet either during a meal or right after the meal. It’s that simple!
Deworming treatment can also be provided through a tasty chewable tablet. Administering this to your puppy is easy. As often as your vet recommends, you give them a tasty chewable either during a meal or right after the meal. It’s as easy as giving them a treat!