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post #11 of 21

If you can't get to the vet, the farm store or the petstore, there are lots of online sites that you can order from and have the wormer mailed to you.

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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by redhen 

what can you use for Bernards and Danes?  *thread hijack*  tongue


As far as I know, you can use just about anything.  It's just that collies and many of the white-footed herding breeds have a mutated gene that can cause death if Ivermectin and certain other kinds of drugs are used.  Responsible breeders will test for that gene in their lines and try to breed it out.

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Originally Posted by redhen 

what can you use for Bernards and Danes?  *thread hijack*  tongue


As far as I know, you can use just about anything.  It's just that collies and many of the white-footed herding breeds have a mutated gene that can cause death if Ivermectin and certain other kinds of drugs are used.  Responsible breeders will test for that gene in their lines and try to breed it out.


that is interesting! and good to know! thanks!

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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by NancyDz 

You don't have to get wormers from the vet anymore , even to take care of tapeworms.   They are available over the counter. Most pet stores carry them now.  Just make sure it's for tapeworms and make sure the bottle you buy has enough to take care of the weight of your dog.  I'm assuming tapeworms  since you said you are seeing them on the dogs behind.. little rice like worms?   You also will want to treat for fleas at the same time.



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Yes, except that some of them are like, 3/4 inch long (so gross, I dont know how this happened, they are on regular meds, but they ate a dead deer by the road a while ago and I think that gave it to them...) so the worms dont really look like rice anymore.  We use the Frontline flea and tick treatment

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post #15 of 21

Many vets use ivermectin HW prevention for aussies and other collie breeds. The dosage for HW prevention and worming is so small that even if there were some ivermectin toxicity, it would self-resolve within 24hrs.

I would not use ivermectin in dosages high enough to treat mange in any herding dog, but for HW prevention, it wouldn't scare me.

Some vets are using ivermectin in really high dosages to treat demodex in staffies and other breeds with a high incidence of the disease.  They use HUGE amounts.  Even then, death from ivermectin toxicity is extremely rare. There was a study published in the AVJ where they studied giving up to 300 microg/kg body weight.  That is a huge amount. But none of the dogs died from it.

You might get some ataxia or drooling in a collie at the dosage for HW prevention and deworming, but it is highly doubtful it would hurt them in the long term.


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post #16 of 21

ivermectin doesn't get rid of tapeworms, but fenbendazole will


Our vet said fenbendazole won't touch a tape...but he said the dosage is 50mg/kg for a dog...even if you don't buy from a vet, it might be a good idea to check with a vet...


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post #17 of 21

People say they used to use snuff on horses for wormer and it worked great...I wonder if you can use it on a dog? Google it.

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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chicks_N_Horses 

People say they used to use snuff on horses for wormer and it worked great...I wonder if you can use it on a dog? Google it.


Chewing tobacco/snuff have minimal effect on worms.  People used it in the old days because it was all they had.  I read somewhere that it weakens worms but doesn't kill them.  Besides you can buy a cheap wormer for less than tobacco.

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post #19 of 21

I agree horsejody. I can get a wormer from the vet for less than $5....

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post #20 of 21

I'm pretty sure Garlic works for worms. We dribble garlic oil on my dogs food.

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