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I noticed my dog had worm so I gave my dog the dewormer for

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I noticed my dog had worm so I gave my dog the dewormer for a 25 pound dog. Right after for approx 3 days I did not see any worms, then all of a sudden I see them again. I was worried I gave the wrong amount so I weighted the dog and realized my dog was actually 31 pounds. can I give him another dose?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: He is a miniature autralian
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Can you please tell me what the medication primary ingredient is and how long ago you gave the first dose?

Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

One more thing: were the worms like rice or spaghetti?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

So for tapeworms (that look like rice) this requires fenbendazole or praziquantal and typically I will treat two weeks apart to ensure we are able to resolve the worm infestation. These are often prescription medications

If these are roundworms (spaghetti-like) then the above can be effective but also pyrantel pamoate can be used and I do treat 10-14 days after initial dose to ensure we remove all worm burden

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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