Worming my dogs?

Discussion in 'Ask the Vet' started by catkiller, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. catkiller

    catkiller Well-Known Member

    Would it be OK to use ivermectin and fenbendazole at the same time if dosed and administered correctly.
     
  2. Eagle Dad 44

    Eagle Dad 44 Well-Known Member

    In general yes. What are you trying to accomplish by using both? What type of dogs are you handling? Are you dealing with a specific worm problem?

    Chris
     

  3. catkiller

    catkiller Well-Known Member

    My dogs are curr and hound/curr crosses. I believe Ivomec will get everything but whipworm and safeguard will get everything but heartworm. I usually alternate them every other month, but I failed to give the safeguard last month and was wondering if I could give them both close together this month.
     
  4. Oakhill

    Oakhill Well-Known Member

    If you are giving ivomec 1/10th of one CC per 10 lbs. of body weight as most people are doing, it (IMO) will not get other worms, just prevent heart worms and it needs to be given monthly. Safeguard (panacur) will kill most all other worms other than heartworms and is not too good killing tapeworms as some other wormers. Just my 2 cents, I am not a vet.