HI, I HAVE I8 DOGS I NEED TO TREAT FOR TAPEWORMS. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF SOMETHING THAT COULD DO THAT LARGE OF A QUANTITY? I WAS TOLD BY A VET TECH. TO USE STRONGID T. LIQUID.THE DOSE I WAS GIVING WAS 1/2 CC PER 5 ILBS AND THEN INCREASED TO 3/4 CC PER 5ILBS AFTER CONSULTING WITH THE VET TECH FIRST, AND IN TOTAL HAVE DONE IT 7 TIMES. IT IS NOT WORKING! SHE SAID IT COULD TAKE UP TO 3 MONTHS TO KILL THEM IF THEY WERE BAD OR THEY COULD HAVE BUILT UP A RESISTANCE TO THEM. OTHER PEOPLE INCLUDING A VET SAYS IT DOESN'T WORK FOR DOGS. IT WILL COME TO A FORTUNE IF I USE THE STANDARD MEDICATION. HELP!!
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Tapeworms do not spread dog to dog like other intestinal parasites do. The only way they can get it is by ingesting an infected flea or eating an infected rodent. So maybe all 18 dogs do not have tapeworm. The tapeworm eggs are very difficult to find under a microscope and are usually diagnosed by seeing segments around the rectal area. Are you sure ALL 18 dogs are infected?
scout1 is spot on with info on tapeworms. Panacur does not kill the most common tapeworm. You need praziquantel and you can buy it without a prescription. I have 10 dogs and must have low cost generics to treat my dogs at a reasonable cost. The same drugs can be found a vet supply places on the web. >Fenbendazole (Safe-Guard or Panacur) >Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid® T) >Praziquantel in the drug in most tapeworm tabs.