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My dog seems to have gotten do I get rid of them

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My dog seems to have pinworms, can I treat her with over the counter medication?
Dogs don't get pinworms but they do get roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms.
Depending on the kind of worms the dog has different meds are needed.
Any over the counter med with pyrantel pamoate as the active ingredient can eliminate the most common round and hook worms.
Fenbendazole called Panacur in its prescription form and Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer in an over the counter version can get rid of whipworms as well as hook and round worms and one sort of tapeworm.
Droncit or Cestex will get rid of tapeworms and only the prescription meds do a good safe job of that.
You can read about worms in dogs here
Hope this helps you!
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