How long should you administer a dog liquid dewormer? Until the bottle is empty or once when you see worms?
on Jun 6th 2009
in Worms & Parasites
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Neither of those!
You need to read the directions either on the box, or the side of the bottle. And adminsiter the proper amount.
Do not give the dog the whole bottle, or until you see worms! You would be killing the dog. The worms will come out with his feces. So walk him often, be prepared to have to possibly pull some worms out. I know it's gross, but that's the responsibility you are taking on.
Daisy~ CGC ♥ TDI answered on 6/6/09. Helpful? / 1
You take the dog to vet they test for worms and eggs through poo sample you bring in.
Then maybe they will treat them Once.
After that they put dog on Interceptor ect. to control the heartworm and other parasites all in one tablet once a month.
Never self adminster dewormer without vet instruction, no guessing on it at all, and not using the whole bottle. Dewormer is a poison keep that in mind. My sister n law did that once. And her puppy died.
Dieta answered on 6/6/09. Helpful? / 1
Over the counter wormers are not as effective as the ones that you get at the vets office. The wormers from the vets office are also not that expensive. The vet gave Max a wormer because he killed an animal in our back yard, his wormer was $14 and was an easy to chew treat like pill.
You should never guess about how much to give your dog, and do you know for a fact it has worms, if not then waiting until you see worms would mean giving him too much meds which could kill it.
You should always see a vet before diagnosing and treating your dog yourself. As a pet owner it is your responsibility to take your pet to the vet when needed.
Max (aka Sebastian) answered on 6/14/09. Helpful? / 0