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Deworming Medicine for Dogs and Puppies

Dogs are so lovable and charming because of the quirky things they do, like rolling around on the ground or licking and eating things. Sadly, those playful activities can also cause them to contract harmful worms. Worms are parasites that cause digestive tract infections (aside from heartworms, which affect the lungs, blood vessels, and heart and require specific heartworm medicine. The most common types of intestinal worms are:

  • Hookworms: Hookworm larvae can enter through your dog’s skin or may be ingested from a contaminated environment. These parasites attach to the lining of the intestine, then suck blood to feed. They take up residence inside the small intestine, depositing eggs that pass through the stool. They become larvae that continue the cycle by infecting again and again.
  • Tapeworms: These parasites enter a dog’s body when a dog ingests infected wild animals, such as rabbits or rodents, or infected fleas. Tapeworms take root in your dog’s intestines or tissue, and egg-laden segments pass through the feces. The head remains in the intestine and continues to produce new segments, which keep the infection running rampant. Infection can worsen quickly.
  • Roundworms: Otherwise known as ascarids, these intestinal parasites can infect puppies at birth. Adult dogs can eat contaminated stool, soil, or rodents. From there, the eggs make their way through a dog’s body to the intestine, growing into mature adult worms. They deposit eggs, which pass through the dog’s stool. The cycle repeats itself until the dog is treated.
  • Whipworms: Your dog can ingest whipworms from contaminated areas. Adult whipworms live in your dog’s large intestine, and eggs come out in the stool. Reinfection is easy because the worms stay in your dog’s outdoor environment.

How will I know if my dog has worms?

While infected dogs may not show any symptoms of worm infection, they could also have:

  • Tarry stool or diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Weight loss
  • Coat effects
  • Bloody or mucus-spotted stool
  • Dehydration
  • Pale mucous membranes
  • General poor health
  • Anemia
  • Scooting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Death (in severe, untreated cases)

How are worms in dogs diagnosed?

The only way to confirm a worm infection is through a veterinary examination. A veterinarian will perform a fecal test to determine whether or not your dog has worms. They will be able to see which type(s) of worms are infecting your dog. They will then prescribe the appropriate dog dewormer to eradicate these harmful parasites.

What is the best dewormer for dogs?

Dewormer for dogs is critical in ridding your dog of harmful worms. From liquid dewormer to deworming pills to a dewormer shot and beyond, Allivet carries the best deworming medication for dogs. Some of the most effective treatments are:

  • Heartgard Plus: This chewable deworming medicine for dogs uses Ivermectin and Pyrantel Pamoate to treat hookworms and roundworms, along with heartworms. It is also safe for puppies.
  • Sentinel and Sentinel Spectrum: This dewormer for puppies and dogs contains Milbemycin Oxime and Lufenuron to prevent heartworms, prevent and control fleas, control adult hookworm infections, and control and remove roundworms and whipworms. Sentinel is a flavored tablet, while Sentinel Spectrum is a chewable and also contains Praziquantel.
  • Tri-Heart Plus: A chewable dewormer for puppies and dogs, this medication combines Ivermectin and Pyrantel to treat heartworms, roundworms, and hookworms.
  • Revolution: This medication is safe for dogs and puppies. A topically-applied product, Revolution uses Selamectin to prevent ticks, ear mites, sarcoptic mange, fleas, and heartworms.
  • Iverhart Plus and Iverhart Max: Iverhart Plus chewables use Pyrantel and Ivermectin as a hookworm and roundworm dewormer for dogs. They also prevent heartworms, and they are safe for puppies and dogs. Iverhart Max combines Ivermectin, Praziquantel, and Pyrantel Pamoate. This dewormer for dogs and puppies is a chewable medication that works to prevent heartworms. It is also a roundworm, hookworm, and tapeworm dewormer for dogs.
  • Advantage Multi: Another of the best puppy dewormer options, this medication for dogs uses Imidacloprid and Moxidectin to prevent heartworms and kill and prevent fleas. It is a broad-spectrum dewormer for puppies and dogs, working to eradicate hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms.
  • Drontal Plus: Available in Taste Tabs for puppies and small dogs, or as a tablet for medium dogs, this dewormer for dogs contains the powerful active ingredients of Febantel, Pyrantel Pamoate, and Praziquantel to remove tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
  • Interceptor: This flavored tablet uses Milbemycin Oxime to prevent heartworm disease. It is also an effective dewormer for dogs, working to control and remove roundworms and whipworms, as well as control hookworms. It is safe for puppies and dogs.
  • Safe-Guard: This Fenbendazole-activated powder is mixed with your puppy or dog’s food. An over-the-counter treatment option, this broad-spectrum dewormer treats and controls tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. While this medication is available without a prescription, you should speak with your veterinarian to be sure your dog requires treatment.

Your veterinarian may recommend other treatments, such as Pyrantel Pamoate, Virbantel, Droncit, HomeoPet Wrm Clear, or other excellent products and medications. Allivet carries oral suspensions, homeopathic remedies, tablets, granules, chews, and injections that eradicate worms, leaving your dog happy, healthy, and worm-free! If you have other animals such as a cat living with you, consider dewormer medicine for them as well.