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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand your dog was given a Panacur treatment for a 40 lb dog, but your dog weighs 60 lbs. It sounds like he has a history of scooting and biting the tail base region. Otherwise, his shedding, lethargy, and appetite have improved somewhat since Friday. Is that a correct summary?
Panacur is safely given and labeled for use for 3-5 day treatments. However, there are many cases where "extra-label" treatment is given for 2 weeks commonly and up to 3 months for certain tapeworms. It is a safe medication that can be given for long periods.
The issue of frequent chewing at the rear and scooting would make one suspicious of impacted anal sacs, tapeworms, fleas, food allergies, perianal fistula, or constipation. If the chewing is above the tail then fleas is highly suspicious. A fecal exam will rule out intestinal parasites. The anal sacs should probably be expressed and the contents examined for infection. If the behavior continues then a food trial with a hypoallergenic diet should be attempted.
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