Premium Feather Member
- Sep 9, 2019
I do fecal floats at the vet instead of putting chemicals into my animals. I’m not giving my dogs meds they don’t need on a timed schedule. Our vet says to never do that. They say pay the $15 for a fecal float, it’ll save us money in the long run.I deworm and deflea my dog and my cat regularly as part of a preventive schedule. My chickens too. What I use doesn't require egg withdrawal. If the OP suspected worms (because of observed symptoms), and found eggs then is there a different dewormer applicable for each distinct worm type, or would a broad one do the job for all? I wouldn't call that indiscriminate or unnecessary.
I am no expert or vet. Just genuinely curious. I salute the diligence too!
I don’t see the point of deworming if your dogs don’t have worms. All 4 of mine are clear.
The vet does fecal floats for chickens too. I just got a new vet a few weeks ago because they deal with livestock, which I plan to add soon.