Bringing home a puppy is one of the most exciting times in life.
Once you get over the initial chaos, it can be easy to forget that there are still many hurdles ahead—especially when it comes to caring for your new dog’s health.
One of those hurdles is deworming puppies, which is an essential part of keeping your puppy happy and healthy.
How Much Does Puppy Deworming Cost?
The cost of puppy deworming, or any type of medicine, depends on several factors. The two biggest are the type of medicine and the weight of your pup.
The average cost for puppy deworming is around $12 for every 10 pounds you weigh as a puppy.
For example, if you weigh 40 pounds at 6 months old, it would cost about $48 for one round of treatment.
This price can fluctuate depending on how many times a year or month you want to treat your dog with medication.
Some people choose to treat their pup once a year while others may choose to treat them every few months depending on when they first got their dog and what kind of environment they live in (e.g., they live in an apartment versus a home with grass).
Also, keep in mind that this price doesn’t include other costs such as vaccinations or flea/tick prevention!
When do I deworm my puppy?
Puppies are born with their mother’s immunity and must be dewormed at least once a month until they are four months old.
After that, you’ll need to deworm your puppy every 2 weeks until he is 6 months old.
After this time period, you can reduce the frequency of deworming to once every three months if you keep him on a good diet and don’t feed him anything from outside sources.
How do I offer the deworming medicine?
Offering the deworming medicine to your puppy should be simple, but it’s important to take certain steps so that the treatment is effective.
First and foremost, make sure that your pup is fully awake before giving them their meds.
If you’re administering it in a bowl of food or water, for example, wait until they’ve taken a few bites of their meal before adding any medicine; this will ensure that they ingest some nutrients alongside it.
Secondly, offer to deworm medication twice per day: once in the morning and once at night (or vice versa).
This ensures that all parasites have been eliminated from your dog’s system by the end of each day—and there won’t be any leftovers clinging on during sleep either!
Finally, try not to give pills or tablets on an empty stomach since this can cause nausea and vomiting. Instead, feed them something like dry kibble right before administering dewormer so there isn’t any room left over for side effects like these after taking it orally
How often should I give my puppy the dewormer?
Depending on the type of dewormer you are using, it may be that you have to give your puppy a dose every week or twice a month.
If you’re using an oral dewormer, this is usually the case as they have to be absorbed by the intestine before they can take effect.
If your puppy has contracted a tapeworm infection, then it might need to be given every 2 weeks for several months until he is completely cleared of these nasty parasites.
The age at which you start treating your pup for worms will also depend on what type of parasite he has and how bad he is infected with them.
The younger dogs tend to get more worms because their immune system hasn’t fully developed yet so they can’t fight off infections as well as adult dogs who’ve built up their defenses over time through exposure and experience dealing with other diseases in our world (such as mange)
As a pet owner, you have a responsibility to keep your dog safe and healthy.
Puppies are especially vulnerable because they are more likely to be exposed to common parasites through the soil, fleas and ticks, contaminated objects like toys, or even their own waste (depending on where they live).
It’s important not just for them but also for us humans too! If our furry friends aren’t taken care of properly it could lead to bigger problems down the road that could result in costly vet visits or worse yet- death.