When can puppies start heartgard?

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In fact, you can give HEARTGARD Plus to a puppy as young as 6 weeks old.

Just visit your vet and ask about protecting your pup from heartworms with HEARTGARD Plus.

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No, the way dogs become infected is via a bite from a mosquito that is infected with heartworm larvae.

Puppies that are nursing may become infected.

HEARTGARD Plus can be used in Puppies as young as 6 weeks of ageβ€”and Puppies benefit from the ability of HEARTGARD Plus to treat and control roundworms and hookworms.

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HEARTGARD Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) is well tolerated.

All dogs should be tested for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program.

HEARTGARD Plus can be used in puppies as young as 6 weeks of ageβ€”and puppies benefit from the ability of HEARTGARD Plus to treat and control roundworms and hookworms.

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The recommendation of the American Society of Veterinary Behaviorists (AVSAB) is as follows: "In general, puppies can start puppy socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age.

Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first de-worming.

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A puppy should be at least 12 weeks of age and have all of their first round of "adult" shots before going to a kennel or daycare.

You should wait about two weeks after the date of their initial vaccinations before signing them up.

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When should a puppy start eating solid food? Puppies should get solid food starting at about four weeks, when they're not able to get all the calories they need from their mother's milk.

Most puppies are weaned by six weeks.

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Most of your dogs growth will happen between 4 and 8 months of age.

Large and giant breeds mature much slower; some aren't done growing until 18 months of age.

If you want to jog with your puppy it's a good idea to check with your veterinarian first to make sure their body is mature enough.

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Puppies, especially, shouldn't be asked to jump until they're at least a year old (or older for giant/slow-maturing breeds).

This is because puppy growth plates aren't closed until at least 12 months of age and jumping on open growth plates can cause long term damage.

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