How often do you have your dogs dewormed??
Henery was as a pup, of course but never since then, none of our vets have ever mentioned it, despite Henery's penchant for poop and dead-animal eating. :vomit:
He has always been kept up to date on his heartworm meds and I faithfully give it once a month (I don't even try to stretch it to 45 days). We go June-November here for HW. He was on Revolution from the time he was a pup until last year, when I switched him to Sentinel.
Revolution has no deworming meds, but Sentinel is supposed to control rounds/whips/some hooks and flea eggs.
You know, I thought about that last night after your charming picture : )
Our horses were always dewormed regularly. But no one has said anything like "hey, you need to deworm your dog every _____" We did it when they were pups and if anything came up in fecals (never has).
I worm every 3 months
I don't do sentinal. I don't like my dog ingesting flea medicine. If I think I need a flea med, I use Frontline.
Heartgard plus is basically all you need (or Interceptor). I only deworm if there are symptoms. I don't de-worm on a regular basis. Don't want the little nasties to build up an intolerance to the meds.
♣ Laura ♣
My mum's vet (she's in Ontario too) has just instituted a twice yearly worming protocol
I don't generally worm dogs or cats unless there is a problem - my guys are on revolution tho which does kill a number of parasites beyond the heartworm
(I do routinely worm puppies and kittens)
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Thanks Laura!! I was planning on switching Henry to Interceptor this year because of that very reason.
I have much to discuss with my vet!!!
Felicia, I'm also doing HW all year round now too. I think that helps in keep the nasties under control.
♣ Laura ♣
Thanks Laura... that's good to know! I was wondering if that was an option with us...
Soooo disgusted... !!!
Yeah they are disgusting. I've told this story about Murphy many times, but she had tapes once. She pooped a nasty mess on the kitchen floor. Part of the tapeworm was hanging out of her anus and the damn thing wiggled back up into her butt. I puked in the sink it was so disgusting.
♣ Laura ♣
Okay, that's WAY worse. Gives a whole new meaning to "danglers", huh??