The health and wellbeing of your German Shepherd are paramount to a long and happy life. When you first bring a puppy into your home it can be quite overwhelming trying to remember everything you need to do, even more so, if you’ve never had a dog before!
There are, however, some preventative measures you need to undertake to keep your German Shepherd healthy. The main ones in addition to puppy and annual vaccinations, are regular flea treatment and deworming.
German Shepherd flea treatment should be done every month but check with your vet for the scheduling of dewormer as this depends on the product used.
Below are the products that I like. They are very popular and well-known brands and you will find them in any pet store or on Amazon. I’m more than happy to recommend them here.
Make sure you get the advice of your vet before purchasing, especially if your dog has any underlying health conditions and or is taking any other medications.
Frontline is the leading brand for flea prevention and treatment. It uses two powerful ingredients to kill fleas, eggs, larvae, and ticks. The treatment is also long-lasting and controls and prevents any new infestations.
Make sure you buy the correct product for your German Shepherd’s weight. You will either need a large-dog size or an extra-large dog size. The treatment is really easy to apply using an applicator that you squirt the liquid onto your dog’s skin between his shoulders.
The liquid is then stored in the oil glands of your German Shepherd’s skin to provide non-stop flea and tick protection for a full 30 days. One treatment gives your dog 30 days of protection there are 6 doses in the box to last you 6 months and this can work out cheaper.
What I Like:
- Leading brand trusted by veterinarians for over 20 years
- Stops flea infestations fast and prevents all flea stages from developing
- One treatment lasts 30 days
- Proven to be safe and easy to apply
- Waterproof – still works if your dog gets wet or needs a bath
- Suitable for puppies 8 weeks and older
- Thousands of top reviews on Amazon
The best dog dewormers should treat the most common types of intestinal parasites. These are tapeworm, roundworm, and hookworm. Triple Wormer by Durvet controls and treats 7 strains of these worms.
You will need to consult your veterinarian for the correct deworming schedule for your dog as worming schedules can vary depending on the activity of your German Shepherd and the climate where you live. Also, check with your vet before giving it to pregnant or lactating dogs.
What I Like:
- Controls and treats 7 strains of tapeworm, roundworm, and hookworm
- Flavored tablets easy for your dog to chew
- Can be fed by hand or mixed in your dog’s usual food
- No prescription required
- Suitable for puppies from 12 weeks
- Top reviews on Amazon
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