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Worming Tablets containing Piperazine

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by WaveRider, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. WaveRider

    WaveRider PetForums Senior

    Sep 8, 2009
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    Wondering whether dog owners have noticed behaviour changes not too long (>30min) after administering worming tablets?

    Reason is that many worming compounds contain piperazine or similar agents/derivitives. Piperazine in the form of 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) has been used as a once legal alternative to MDMA and methamphetamine.

    In light of this I wonder how piperazine in the form it is prepared in worming compounds and dosage applied, how its metabolised in dogs and whether it may bring about temporary behaviour change.

    Are our pets having a euphoric experience on these wormers but just not telling us? :crazy:

    And before you ask. I am noway inclined to try a dog wormer to see test the result.... :tongue_smilie:
  2. OllieBob

    OllieBob PetForums Senior

    Nov 28, 2010
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    Piperazine is used on humans as a wormer. No it doesn't give any psychedelic or euphoric effects only derivatives from it which are more concentrated will do this.
    Piperazine is an old fashioned wormer for roundworms. It is notorious for scouring the gut and causing diarrhoea. Gut ache will affect the dogs behaviour. There are far better ones around now that don't have drastic gut side effects and are more effective against a wide range of worms.
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