Puppies should be examined by your vet within 2 days of joining your family. This ensures the puppies health and allows you to ask questions. Should leave appointment with plans for at least 3 things: vaccinations, flea/tick control and worm/heartworm prevention.
The puppies receive pyrantel pamoate at 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks. Ivermectin is added at 6 and 10 weeks for heart worm prevention. Stool testing is done at 7 weeks. Ask your vet for the long-term worm and heartworm strategy.