How often should you give meds to a dog with worms?

What type of worms does your dog have? Do you have him protected against heartworm? Tapeworm is only one type of worm that a dog can get. It is also transmittable to humans. Roundworm is another type of worm. Each require different types of treatment. With tapeworm you can see small white worms actually swimming in the feces of the animal. It can be stubborn to treat. If the dog has fleas no amount of de worming may help, as the dog gets these worms from ingesting the flea larvae and can keep getting it again and again until the fleas are gone. The best thing to do is call a vet on the phone atleast who will make the best recommendations. Ask around to find the least expensive place if you do take the pet in for observation. The vet can tell you how to treat over the counter next time perhaps. Also some pet store owners are pretty knowledgable about these things. Hold onto the receipt for the worm treatment so you can get your money back if you take your dog in for treatment. Luckily there are treatments for all these things available and once gone stay gone for good with proper precautions. Good luck! : )

Most medications are given once every 2-3 weeks.. until there is no evidence left of infestation: However, it really does depend on the type of worms, the severity of the infestation, and the type of medication being used.... You may be medicating your dog as often as once or twice a day or as little as once every 3 months..... Please consult your vet to determine what the best course of treatment would be for your individual situation..... NEVER self medicate an animal unless directed to do so by your vet....