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new border collie puppy

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by welshreded, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. welshreded

    welshreded PetForums Newbie

    Jun 23, 2009
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    Hi i need some advice please on a good wormer for my new puppy i have read that some are not to be used on borders? some people say to use drontal others say makes them really sick, so i`m totally confused now. i will be getting her in a few days so any advice would be great, i was goning to leave it to the vet but i know he will charge me a small fortune as he is with her injections, & i also read its best to buy them over the counter at say Pets At Home not in the super market as they are rubish & dont work?
    thanks Dawn
  2. clairescunny55

    clairescunny55 PetForums Member

    Dec 18, 2008
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    i got mine from the vets, it was only about £2 each time. My vet told me ones they sell in supermarkets are rubbish xx My gran gave her westie one from the supermarket and she got worms :mad:
  3. basi

    basi PetForums Senior

    Nov 9, 2007
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    I always get my wormer from teh vets as the ones you buy over the counter are no use. I usually use Panacur for mine.
  4. celicababe1986

    celicababe1986 PetForums VIP

    Jun 22, 2009
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    I have never used one from supermarkets. At the vets they weigh them then give the appropriate dose, I believe ihave never paid more than about 3pound for a large dog.;)
  5. GoldenShadow

    GoldenShadow PetForums VIP

    Jun 15, 2009
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    I use drontal for my golden retriever and he's not had worms on them. He doesn't get them at the vets, purely because we can buy them cheaper and in bulk online, our vets tend to rip us off! It was the vets who started him on them and gave them his first lot though. I wouldn't trust anything you can buy over the counter in a supermarket, not ever! They will be a rip off and do nothing, or incredibly cheap, and do nothing! Its something I think you should ask your vet about first for a brand type, they will have a good idea on which brands are best.
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