Get Specific When Deworming Your Pet

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Are all deworming medications good for any type of worm?

Get Specific When Deworming Your Pet

PetCareRX Tip: The secret to properly eliminating parasites is to get an accurate diagnosis—and the medication must be effective against the specific parasite that your pet has contracted. A dewormer that eliminates tapeworms, for example, won't kill roundworms. And, whipworm are generally resistant to most drugs.

You will need a veterinarian to determine the parasite type and prescribe an effective medication. As diagnosis may require a microscopic examination, it's a good idea to take a fecal sample with you (keep it fresh in a ziplock bag). Once the vet has diagnosed your dog he will prescribe a medication good for deworming dogs against the specific worm your dog has.

   

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