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Can I give my dog Zentel worm tablets (200 mg.) and if so,

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Can I give my dog Zentel worm tablets (200 mg.) and if so, how many tablets should I give her. I usually give her Endovet Ces tablets, but they are out of stock.

She is a mixed terrier, approx. 5 yrs. old.

Thank you.
Thank you for your question.

Zentel is a wormer called albendazole and can be used in dogs. It does cover against roundworms, tapeworms and can be used in cases of Giardia. When used, we tend to use this at a dose of 25 mg per kilogram of body weight by mouth (12.5mg per pound of body weight). One 200mg tablet would be appropriate for an 8kg (17.6 lb) dog.

Just to note, the side effects we can see in dogs include GI upset (vomiting, diarrhea), and in some cases effects on the white and red blood cells.

I hope this information is helpful.
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