Active Ingredients in Wormers
When selecting the appropriate dewormer for your pet, consider the safety and effectiveness of the product’s active ingredient:
: A very safe and effective ingredient to treat roundworms, hookworms and pinworms in dogs. Need to dose a second or even third time, 2-4 weeks apart, to eliminate all stages of the worms.
: Effective against two types of roundworms in dogs and cats. For maximum effectiveness, must be administered at least two times (10-14 days apart) to the pet.
: A very broad spectrum anthelmintic (dewormer) used in both small and large animals. In dogs, it is effective against roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and even giardia. Treatment is once a day for three consecutive days.
: The drug of choice for treating adult tapeworm infections in both dogs and fish. Does not kill the tapeworm eggs, so there is a potential for reinfection. To prevent this from happening, pets should be retreated on a regular basis.
: Most commonly used as a monthly preventative for heartworm in dogs and cats. It is also effective against external parasites such as lice, mange and ear mites.
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