Deworming Protocol

How to Deworm Dams and Puppies

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Mom and baby

Dewormer 101

  • We use two different deworming medications: Pyrantel and Panacur.
  • Panacur is heavy duty and should never be used on a puppy that is under 6 weeks of age or nursing dams
  • Pyrantel is safe to use on puppies under 6 weeks of age and nursing dams.

Pyrantel Protocol

Pregnant Moms

  • Pregnant moms should be given pyrantel upon intake, and every two weeks thereafter until her puppies are weaned
  • Pyrantel is administered for one day
  • The dosage is based on weight (see dosage chart)

Puppies

  • Puppies should be given Pyrantel when they are two weeks, four weeks, and six weeks of age
  • If puppies are suspected of having a severe worm issue, see Panacur instructions
  • Pyrantel is administered for one day
  • Weigh puppies using a food scale or a household scale to determine dosage (see dosage chart)

Nursing Moms

  • Nursing moms should be given pyrantel upon intake, and every two weeks thereafter until her puppies are weaned
  • Pyrantel is administered for one day
  • The dosage is based on weight (see dosage chart)

Panacur Protocol

Pregnant Moms

Do NOT give Panacur to pregnant dogs

Puppies

  • Puppies shall receive their first dose of Panacur at 8 weeks of age, UNLESS they have a severe worm issue
  • Puppies with a severe worms may be given Panacur at 6 weeks of age
  • Panacur is administered for five days in a row
  • The dosage is based on weight (see dosage chart)

Nursing Moms

  • Nursing moms should not receive their first dose of Panacur until their puppies have reached 5 weeks of age
  • If there is a severe worm issue please contact Aron or Aisha for more information
  • Panacur is administered for five days in a row
  • The dosage is based on weight (see dosage chart)
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