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Worming tablets

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by pongo111, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. pongo111

    pongo111 Member Registered

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    Puppy is six months now and so far we've had worming tablets from the vet which have been prescribed during visits for other things such as the vaccinations.

    Now we need the next supply but do not need to go to the vets for anything else.

    So, question is, do we go to the vets for the next 3 months prescribing, or can these be obtained from any reputable website.

    to be honest, as she is so young I'll probably go to the vet again, but i'd be interested to know what others do for your worming tabs supply.
     
  2. Caro Perry

    Caro Perry Well-Known Member Registered

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    I use Panacur for Harri - it's not a prescription drug so it's available either from the vet at great cost or much cheaper online or from a farmers co -operative.
     
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  3. Michele83

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    I use Drontal chewable tablets bought over the counter from Pets at Home and I plan to give it every 4 months, not 3. My vet said 4 months would be fine even though many places say 3 months, so ... * shrug *
     
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  4. Caro Perry

    Caro Perry Well-Known Member Registered

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    Actually one thing to bear in mind is that not all wormers are effective for lungworm which is a life threatener and pretty much symptom free until the later stages. If you have a pup who likes to dine on slugs and snails or if you are in an area with a high level of cases you should probably get one that is effective against them too.
     
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  5. Mad Murphy

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    Used to use drontal but we have switched to Panacur. I order via an online vet service.
     
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  6. JudyN

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    I use a different approach... Every few months I send a poo sample off to the company Wormcount, who check it for worms, lungworm and any other nasties they can spot under a microscope. If it comes back positive, I can then treat it. I've been doing this for 4-5 years now and he's never had worms (he did once show positive for coccidiosis, when he'd been having a slightly runny bum, so I was able to get the correct treatment from the vet without the faff of trying chicken & rice and eventually getting a diagnosis from the vet, so I know they were looking!).

    The cost is comparable, and to my mind it's far better to avoid unnecessary chemical treatments than to dose 'just in case'.
     
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    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Ooh interesting...never heard of wormcount before..
     
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    I use advocate for worms and fleas, i buy mine from my vet.
     
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    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    The best bit is when I take the samples to the post office and they ask what is in the package :D
     
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    Kara 1 Active Member Registered

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    I use the worm count for all my dogs too and i titre test instead of over vaccination. ...
     
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    I'd do that too if it wasn't for Jasper having strong opinions about vets and needles!
     
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  12. millymojo1

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    I do this too. I also do it with my horses :)
     
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