wormers

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  1. pinemead

    pinemead Well-Known Member

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    Need recommendations on the best general wormer for dogs and the best general wormer for cats. Thanks.
     
  2. Bob Mc

    Bob Mc Member

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    Liquid Ivomec, the 1% solution used for cattle, will take care of everything in a dog from heart worms on down, with the exception of tape worms. I treat my dogs with Ivomec on the first of every month (mainly for heart worm, but it gets everything else too), and spring and fall with a tape worm specific wormer.

    Warning!!! DO NOT give Ivomec to collie or greyhound type dogs.
     

  3. Corgitails

    Corgitails Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Panacur (safeguard) for dogs. It's safe for ALL breeds.
    Ivomec is bad for collies and related breeds (border collies, beardies,
    australian shepherds, cardigan corgis, and shelties- although I've never
    had a problem with using it on my cardis), and some of the sighthounds I know have
    had issues with it too.
     
  4. pinemead

    pinemead Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info - any experience with cat wormers?
     
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    Corgitails Well-Known Member

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    none whatsoever! Sorry!
     
  6. second_noah

    second_noah Local Yokel

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    Strongid is a good all around dewormer for cats and dogs. Pyranthonel payomate is the active ingredient in it and is found in many OTC wormers.

    Panacur is good for dogs as well, especially if you can get it in powder form.

    The only thing you may have trouble finding something OTC to deworm for is tapeworms.

    Ivomec is expensive and you can OD if you're not careful. I wouldn't use this unless I were sure of the dose and already had it laying around because of cattle use or something.

    I know some folks who used equine paste dewormer on their dogs(ivermectin).

    Just make sure whatever you are using is labeled for dogs, cats, or both specifically.