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Worming Puppies

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by reddogs, Jul 21, 2009.


  1. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

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    In the past we have used Panacur favourites for worming our puppies once they are 12 weeks + until they are of a weight that they can take drontal

    But it would appear that these are no longer available and certainly our vet isn't selling them.

    They have Drontal and Milbemax

    So has anyone any idea if Drontal Plus tablets are safe for puppies that are under 10kgs

    or what would you use - don't say the liquid I am not doing that anymore 6 puppies for 3 days 3 times just about killed me :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    gesic PetForums VIP

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    drontal is safe in dogs 12 weeks or older.
    If a lot less than 10kg half the pills or use the cat ones.
     
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    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    I'm using Milbemax for our 14 week old Bichon and she's under 10kg.
    That reminds me she's due to be wormed today.:eek:
     
  4. Matrix/Logan

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    You really should NOT use cat wormers on puppies!!( I am sure the strength is different!!)

    Drontal tablets can be given to puppies under 12 weeks of age, at the practice i worked at we used to give drontal to pups from around 5/6 weeks old, just reduce the tablet according to weight,(half tablet for 5kg, quarter tablet for 2.5kg and so on!) We have cut them into eighths before when required!
    Logan weighed 7.2kg when we got him and was 2days short of 8weeks and our vet told us to give him one tablet and he is fine, he is wormed monthly with drontal.

    Your other option is panacur granules on the food but that can be extra work as you have to feed each pup seperately and from what i remember that is for 3 days again!
     
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    gesic PetForums VIP

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    The only difference with drontal cat is that it is one per 4 kg rather than one per 10 which is the standard dog tablet.
    The cat ones are excellent when dosing toy breeds who are often much smaller so a more accurate dose can be given.
     
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    terriermaid PetForums Senior

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    drontal puppy liquid is one dose not 3 as in pannacure ,i find it easy to use
     
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    Bex190 PetForums VIP

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    I saw the vet yesterday and he gave me Drontal Plus for my puppy. He is 7wks 5 days old, weighs 5.5kg and is to be given 1/2 a tablet.
     
  8. Matrix/Logan

    Matrix/Logan PetForums VIP

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    Oh ok i wasn't sure i thought they were different strengths within the tablet for cats and dogs! I send my apologies! :blushing:
     
  9. JennieJet

    JennieJet PetForums Member

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    Hi ... drontal plus is safe on puppies under 12 weeks...on the box it now it goes by their weight....puppies and small dogs...2kg =1/4 tablet
    3-5 kg = 1/2 tablet
    6-10 kg = 1 tablet

    checked with Vet and is totally fine
     
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    Milbemax is a good wormer too... i have always used it for my pups & then drontal for my adults...:)
     
  11. Rachh

    Rachh PetForums Senior

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    We sell panacur paste at our work :O
    and im sure they do at manor pharmacy too? xx
     
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    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    I saw Granuals in the pet store yesturday and two people bought them saying they were easier to give to puppies of the smaller type. dont know if this is any help
     
  13. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

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    Thanks everyone

    It appears that there is a problem with one of the ingredients in Panacur favourites which is why they aren't around at the moment.

    I am going to go with the Drontal as I haven't had a problem with my other dogs on it just need to break the tablet up small enough :)
     
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