We have a very strict worming protocol and only use Panacur 10%. It is one the most effective wormers for a variety of worms including Giardia. Your puppy will have been wormed with Panacur 10% from being ten to 14 days old, and will have been wormed at least three times before they leave for their new homes.
Panacur 10% is a liquid, so we draw up the recommended dose for the size on the dog in a syringe (no needle attached), holding the hounds mouth slightly open we gently syringe the liquid as far to the back of the mouth as we can, then hold the mouth closed. Alternatively you can add the dose to food and stir in. If you are administering pills, we first coat ours in coconut oil, and with one hand hold mouth open, drop coated pill into the mouth, as far back as you can, push down with fingers, at the back of the tongue, tilt head back and hold mouth closed - rub throat - also rubbing the nose can help if they are breathing excessively through their nose so as not to swallow. Always keep an eye out for pill being spat out!
We would suggest you worm every 3 months.
There are four different types of worms: tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, lungworms. Your dog will display different symptoms depending on what type of worm infection he has, so it’s important to recognise the signs.
Tapeworms look like flat ribbons and are made up of small segments. These segments can break off and be passed in your pet’s faeces. If you suspect your dog may be suffering from tapeworm, look closely at his faeces as these small segments can be visible (they could look like grains of white rice).
Signs your dog may have tapeworms include:
- Gradual weight loss
- Itchy bottom
- Dull coat
- Extra licking of anal area
Roundworms are more worm-like in appearance than some of the other types of worms which can infect your dog. They may look like a piece of cooked spaghetti and can grow up to several inches long. Roundworms can be passed between dogs. It is quite common for dogs to be born with worms as they contract them from their mothers.
Signs your dog may have roundworms include:
- A ‘pot belly’
- Loss of appetite
Hookworms are similar in appearance to roundworms, but have teeth at one end. This allows them to ‘hook’ onto your dog’s intestine. Hookworms are parasites which survive by sucking blood from your pet, which could put your dog at risk of anaemia.
Signs your dog may have hookworms include:
- Dry cough
- Dull coat
- Weight loss
- Stomach ache
Although not as widespread, lungworms can also affect dogs and are emerging as a more common problem in many dogs, particularly in the UK. If you suspect your dog is suffering any type of worm infection it is important to treat him immediately. Dogs should ideally be wormed every three months.
When using Panacur 10%:-
Increased dosing for specific infections:
For the treatment of clinical worm infestations in adult dogs and cats or Giardia spp. infections in dogs, administer 1ml per 2kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days.
(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 3 days).
For the control of lungworm Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri in dogs administer 1ml per 2kg bodyweight daily for 7 consecutive days.
(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 7 days).
A repeat course of treatment may be required in some cases.
Worms are also found in tissues and muscles and are notoriously difficult to shift, hence when a bitch undergoes the lactogentic transmission stage, the eggs can migrate into the milk, and hence if not treated, you will have a very poorly and wormy puppy.