Parasite prevention should start early, as puppies can be exposed to worms and parasites from their mothers while nursing.
So, beginning a prevention regime from early in their life is the best way to protect your new best friend. Common worms include intestinal worms (roundworm, hookworm, whipworm), tapeworm and heartworm. Fleas can also transmit tapeworms, so prevention is doubly important. Ticks are dangerous for puppies and deadly in some areas due to the presence of paralysis ticks.