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12-07-2004, 08:19 AM
I just wanna know what you guys use for worming pups? I've seen a lot of different things at the Supply store and the vet, but I know most vets just want to sell the most expensive thing and not always the most effective. Just drop some names on me
12-07-2004, 08:34 AM
Nemex 2, Strongid-T (10x stronger than Nemex 2), or Anthelban.
12-07-2004, 08:46 AM
12-07-2004, 08:54 AM
If strongid is that strong is it safe to use on pups at 14days or do you have to dilute it? Also I thought strongidT was just for horses..
I've never heard of Albon, i'll look it up.
yes strongid is safe to use on puppies that age.
12-07-2004, 09:13 AM
Pyrantel has worked really well for me (Roundworms) I use Albendazole or Adams No-Mo wormer for tapeworms
12-07-2004, 09:26 AM
I thought you could use the same wormer for roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. I have six pups that need worming. What is the most economic and effective way to worm them. Should I just take em to the vet or do it myself?
12-07-2004, 09:44 AM
ďIf strongid is that strong is it safe to use on pups at 14days or do you have to dilute it?"
Yes it is very safe. Nemex 2 has 5mg per 1cc of pyrantel pamoate, were as Strongid-T and Anthelban contain 50mg per 1cc. So instead of giving 12.5ccs of Nemex 2 to a 25lbs dog, you only need 1.25ccs of Strongid-T or Anthelban. I use Anthelban since it is cheaper than Nemex and Strongid-T is only available through a vetís prescription.
not all wormers kill all worms.pyrantel pamoate(nemex II and strongid-t) which is vey effective on round an hookworms. strongid-t is a horse wormer that you can pick up at any tack shop.febendazole(panacur,safe-guard) are good broad spectrum wormers takes care of round,hook,whip,and taenia tape worms.panacur is perscription only unless you have a hook-up.safe-guard is for horses also.just make sure you give the proper dose on what ever you decide to use.
12-07-2004, 10:05 AM
Yea I was looking at getting Safeguard anyway, cuz it's effective on more than one type of worm. I see that it comes in paste but does it come in liquid??
12-07-2004, 10:21 AM
strongid T works on hooks, rounds, & whips. that's what i have found is most effective. at most places it is over the counter. tapeworms require different wormer like droncit. however, tapes come from fleas, so keep the fleas off & they sould be safe. tapes are also easy to see. they look like little white grains of rice (actually segments of the worm). i usually worm at 2 weeks, 3 weeks, & 4 weeks, and get a fecal tested at 6 weeks when i do first set of vaccs just to make sure clear of worms & coccidia.
12-07-2004, 10:53 AM
I think the advantage of strongidT is that it comes in a liquid form. From what i've seen it's pretty pricey. I see you say that you start worming at 2 weeks. Everyone tells me that you have to start worming then becuase the immunity from the dam wears off at around that time. But since they still feed and need to be with their mother 24/7 how do you keep them from gettin worms again?
the mother should be worm free if you had her worm free before she was bred.panacur and safe-guard can be given daily from day 40 of the pregnancy until the pups are two weeks of age to prevent puppies from being infected by their dam.
12-07-2004, 11:14 AM
She was worm and flea free when she got pregnant but I was told that I have to vaccinate them anyway. That's a good point though. Maybe I'll wait and see if they do have them.
12-07-2004, 11:35 AM
you can worm the moma at the same time you worm the pups. it's not a bad idea
12-07-2004, 11:37 AM
as for the price of STT, i think i paid $20 a bottle. but since i did have 13 in my last litter, i went through almost 3 bottles. but what's $60 bucks when you're going to sell the pups for min. $100/each? it's beats having them die of hookworm anemia (which happens a lot!)
12-07-2004, 11:43 AM
Yea you're right I thought about worming them all the same time right after I posted that. I never had to worm puppies before. This is my first litter of pits. My uncle used to teach me everything about dogs. But those were coon hounds and deer dogs. I know I sound naive but I don't want to mess this up. You're right though the $60 bucks isn't much to pay. The only thing is around here since Mr. Tant just went to trial, nobody wants to touch pit pups with a 10ft pole.
12-07-2004, 11:51 AM
I worm once a week from 2 weeks until 8weeks, then every 2 weeks from 8-12 weeks.I get pyrantel from eppinette kennels, it's about 6-7 dollars a bottle. I use about half a cc until the pups are about 6 weeks old , then I go up to a cc or whatever the weight recomendations are.
12-07-2004, 12:14 PM
good luck young-one. it's not hard yet it's a lot of work, but you're going about it the right way. that's what we are here for. it's looks like there's a lot of good advice here, so you shouldn't have too much trouble. just remember...vacc. at 6 weeks! i'm in the south, & there's a new strain of parvo that seems to have developed & it's not very responsive to tx (i'm a vet tech). keep them pups off the ground & keep other dogs away (the parvo viruse can live in the ground for 3-4 years). good luck and enjoy! :D
12-07-2004, 12:27 PM
Thanks everybody........Hey JC I went to eppinette kennels site they have everything. Thanks again for the info.
MIAKODA, I didn't know that about parvo. How long have you been involved with pitbulls?
12-07-2004, 12:33 PM
i've been raising, training, & breeding for 5-6 yrs. now. i started raising them just for the love of the breed, then when 1 of my brothers lab was killed by a boar while hunting, i got started raising & training them for that (4.5 yrs ago). i am also lucky that i'm a certified vet tech so i get all medical stuff for free and learn al lot about the diseases that haunt our pups.
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