How can I deworm a puppy without paying an expensive vet? Isn't there a place I can purchase the deworming solution? I am fostering a stray and already have two dogs that can get contaminated by the foster. I do not want this to happen, but cannot afford the vet bill right now. What do I do?
By Hollie from Bossier, LA
By Frances Adams 07/17/2010
We have 8 dogs, most of them working dogs, and I do most of the medicating myself.
It depends on the type of worms they have. I use Pyrantel liquid wormer. It is available at Walmart in a small size, and at most feed stores in a larger bottle. Just follow the label directions. It doesn't work on all worms, so be sure that you are treating the correct kind.
Best of luck to you!
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What is a home remedy for worming dogs?
Leslie from Llano, TX
Jennifer from northern VA (10/12/2005)
We have done this for the past seven years. It adds up by doing this, as the Ivomec costs only about $40.00 a bottle. We have only bought four bottles in this time, and it has been used for dogs, cats, pigeons, and chickens. The Cattle-Guard costs about $10.00 per tube, and we only needed one tube-vs-about $60.00 for a one time pill treatment.
You can buy this at most feed stores. Of course, you should probably check with your vet, and if it is an honest one, they will help you with any questions on this. We have moved twice since the first vet told us about it, so we've had the chance to ask the other vets that we've used. All of them (4) have said we are doing it correctly. It definitely saves over the once a month, which for us would be over $100.00 for a three month supply. Hope this helps you out! (10/12/2005)
I have a six month old puppy that has only been wormed with black walnut starting at about 3-4wks old. We also have his mother, she weights around 50lbs, who has only gotten the black walnut. She had 6 healthy puppies. The one we kept is now weighs 60lbs with a beautiful shinny coat. We usually worm twice a month, but I always start with a small dose and use a little as possible. I don't believe in taking anything you don't need, even if all natural.
Always use caution and always do your homework with anything you or your pets take. Mommy, daddy and puppy are all given the black walnut. I have never given this to any other type animals, only dogs. I am not a professional so please use caution as I send this advice based on my experience with my sweetie dogs. (10/18/2005)
And just in case any one needs to know the treatment for "red mange" which is hereditary, since the vet wants to charge $25.00 per dipping and it takes about 4 to 5 dippings that is quoted from the doctor himself. Ivomec cattlewormer works great for that given by weight, down into tenths of a CC (i.e. 50 lb. dog gets .05 CC) for 30 to 60 days. It works, compared to $125.00 for the dippings or a bottle of Ivomec which is approx. $40.00. I am not saying don't ever take your dog to the vet, but sometimes there are alternative treatments that work. Remember he is a business man no matter what that doesn't make him a bad guy. The internet will most likely have an answer for you also. (10/23/2005)
Also, too much garlic can also make a dog sick. Garlic is listed on the ASPCA's website as a "poisonous" food for dogs. However, some holistic remedies for dogs have (very) small amounts of garlic in them, because it helps the immune system. So garlic can help, but make sure it is in small quantities only.
Still tobacco kills dogs and cheap beer does not work either.
Bring your dog to a vet if he/she has worms. Seriously, would you give yourself surgery in order to save a doctor's bill? Don't treat your dog at home, either. That's what vets are for! (06/02/2008)
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