Dosage: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) per 10 lbs body weight. Puppies should be treated at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks of age.
Horse wormer often contains a chemical called abamectin or ivermectin which is toxic to dogs.
Consult your veterinarian, who may suggest that, because deworming medications are very safe, even at higher-than-recommended doses, you should administer the dose for an additional 250 pounds (usually one mark on the syringe) more than you think your horse weighs.
Common worms are readily controllable with a routine worming treatment for puppies. They should be wormed every two weeks until twelve weeks of age, then monthly until six months of age. After six months all dogs need to be wormed every three months for effective protection. Learn more about worms and your dog.
So you know what to look out for, signs of dog worms include:
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SAFETY: Fenbendazole is very safe. Doses up to 100 times the recommended dose of 20 mg per pound are tolerated without serious side effects. It is also safe for use with pregnant and lactating dogs as well.
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But there is a risk of toxicity due to chemicals in worming medications which will be passed in the faeces, and for this reason dog owners – particularly those with certain ‘at risk’ breeds (see below) – should avoid letting their pets consume it. Some dogs are at a high risk of poisoning from horse manure.
If you do not ACCURATELY know your horse or pony’s weight then by overdosing you will be speeding up the development of worm resistance and by under dosing you will be wasting your money on wormers as your horse or pony may still be suffering from worm infestation and damage.
The current recommendation is that horses should only be treated if they show signs of a heavy parasite load. Most adult horses develop immunity to parasites, some better than others. … Deworming every couple of months, or rotating dewormers each time, or every other year, do not control internal parasites effectively.
Many of the data sheets for wormers, notably those that contain praziquantel, ivermectin or moxidectin, advise stabling for two – three days after worming. Equitape data sheet states that “in order to limit pasture excretion of the product and its metabolites, horses should remain stabled for two days after treatment”.
Despite this apparent good health, internally the worms can be causing serious issues (e.g. Lungworms can stop the blood from clotting) and can cause the dog to shed dangerous worm eggs (e.g. Toxocara canis).
When trying to deworm our pet, we often forget to weigh it, or we do not do so and simply refer to what we think its weight is, or what its weight was when it was last dewormed. This is the main reason that can lead you to underdose or, even worse, to overdose your dog.