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Worming during pregnancy

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Lyrastar, Jan 24, 2018.


  1. Lyrastar

    Lyrastar PetForums Junior

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    I have read conflicting information for worming during pregnancy.

    Just wondering what you all do please?
     
  2. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    When I was breeding, we wormed bitches on their 40th day of pregnancy.

    Now, I believe, the advice is to worm on the 40th day and every day thereafter.
     
  3. Lyrastar

    Lyrastar PetForums Junior

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    Yeah thats what i seen online also.

    But then also people who dont believe in worming in pregnancy, they worm before the mating then after they have delivered x
     
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    These people will have puppies no doubt born with a belly full of worms then...

    I guess they only worm the puppies prior to going to a new home too?

    After seeing a couple of puppies, being bought by friends, who thought they were doing everything right, and going to good breeders who quite frankly didn't worm the puppies and mother sufficiently enough. Saw the nice vet bills for these puppies, and the horrendous time the puppies had when they should have been having the time of their lives, they were weak and feeble. I would never 'trust' a breeder who doesn't 'believe' in worming sufficiently...

    So OP I would follow @Rafa advice, as no one should go to a breeder who cuts corners with basic health care. If people keep costs down or worry about the cost of worming a bitch during pregnancy, then to me it's all for profit and that's not what breeding should be about.
     
  5. Burrowzig

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    There's one wormer best for use in pregnant bitches - Panacur 10% liquid. It's used through part of the pregnancy to prevent worms passing through the placental barrier to the pups.
     
  6. Rafa

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    Why don't they believe in worming during pregnancy?

    So long as a wormer prescribed by a Vet is used, it will not harm the bitch.

    Not worming can and does result in the pups being born with a worm burden.
     
  7. Lyrastar

    Lyrastar PetForums Junior

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    Much appreciated x
     
  8. Lyrastar

    Lyrastar PetForums Junior

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    I would agree whole heartedly, just wanted people opinions on what they do. Couldn't work out why people wouldn't worm during pregnancy. As surely it makes sense so the puppies are not born full of worms.
     
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    Lyrastar PetForums Junior

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    Yeah, that was the one I was looking at as panacur has been tried and tested for pregnancy.
     
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    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

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    The only one licensed for use in pregnancy, I think. Maybe that's why some people think it's not OK to worm a pregnant bitch - they look at their usual wormer and it says something like 'not for use in pregnant bitches' and think that applies to all wormers.
     
  11. Lyrastar

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    Yeah quite possibly, you could be spot on the money there.
     
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