Wormers for Puppies and Kittens | Deworming Horses and Fish
Worms have been around forever and are not going away, but you can control them with the proper products, such as Heartgard, Panacur and Safeguard. You should also follow a structured deworming schedule for puppies and kittens, and throughout the life of your dog, cat, horse or fish.
The Right Dewormer for Your Pet
Learning which dewormer is best depends on many factors, such as the type of parasite; the age, weight and size of your dog or cat; and your animal's overall health. While worms are usually found in puppies and kittens, infection can occur in dogs and cats of all ages. Deworming your pet early and maintaining a worming schedule helps maintain good health for life.
Pet Dewormer Articles
Active Ingredients in Wormers
Pyrantel Pamoate: 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.
Piperazine: Effective against two types of roundworms in dogs and cats. For maximum effectiveness, it must be administered at least two times (10-14 days apart) to the pet.
Fenbendazole: 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 days.
Praziquantel: The drug of choice for treating adult tapeworm infections in both dogs and fish. Praziquantel 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.
Ivermectin: 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.
TREATMENT FOR WORMS IN DOGS AND CATS
Worm Medicine for Dogs and Cats
- Roundworms and Hookworms
- Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms & Tapeworms
- Tapeworms in cats
- Tapeworm, Roundworm & Hookworms
If you need help, call us at 1-800-786-4751.
-The Revival Education Team
The materials, information and answers provided through this website are not intended to replace the medical advice or services of a qualified veterinarian or other pet health care professional. Consult your own veterinarian for answers to specific medical questions, including diagnosis, treatment, therapy or medical attention.