Question about tapewormers for dogs

Discussion in 'Working and Companion Animals' started by BoxerMomTx, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. BoxerMomTx

    BoxerMomTx New Member

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    Hello I have been told you can use a product called Prazi Pond Powder for fish for removing tape worms from dogs. it is Praziquantel. I have not been able to find any mg info on it. I have been useing the tapes for fish made by Thomas Labs for a while now. It comes in 34mg capsules and 170mg does anyone know about Prazi Pond? THanks
     
  2. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    Praziquantel tablets come in 34 Mg sizes for dogs but Ive never heard of using a pond treatment for dogs. I guess if its the only ingredient it would be safe.

    I use Safeguard 10% "goat wormer" for my dogs for tapeworms Its active ingredient is fenbenzadole. Dosage is 1 ML per 5 lbs body weight, given 3 days in a row http://www.beaglesunlimited.com/beaglehealth_canineintestinalworms.htm
     

  3. BoxerMomTx

    BoxerMomTx New Member

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    yes i use safe guard also every 6 months and use Pyrantel Pamoate monthly with ivermection. I know that safe guard only kills one type of tape not all 9. Praziquantel wills all 9. I only use it when there is a problem. I use FishTapes that come in 34mg per capsule, or you can buy the 170mg capsules for your larger animals, you just mix it with a little water or sprinkle it on a treat. Here is a link of one place you can buy them.

    http://www.calvetsupply.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1090
    I usually buy mine from Revival Animal.com

    I help with a animal rescue and the Prazi Pond product would be cheaper for there with so many animals. I just came accross it, it is 100% Praziquantel and it is the only ingrediant.
    GoldenMom maybe you can answer this one??????
     
  4. GoldenMom

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    Personally I don't know anything about using fish wormers/pond wormers in a pet. I would question the purity myself, but if you're comfortable using those types of things I don't see why there should be a problem.
     
  5. Wildtim

    Wildtim Well-Known Member

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    I also use safe-guard when I suspect Tape worms. It kills the only type of tape caused by an organism not allready vaccinated for in the usual seven way shot.
     
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    Huh? The usual seven way shot is DHLPP-C (distemper, hepatitis, lepto X 2, parainfluenza, parvo, and corona). All viruses except the leptos. There is no vaccine for tapeworms.
     
  7. BoxerMomTx

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    Thanks GoldenMom! Guess i will stick with the capsules, been using them (34mg capsules) and had no problems. I think she is going to add the powder Garlic/Brewers Yeast at the resuce to help keep fleas gone and help prevent the tapes. Thanks!