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New worming recommendations

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Just a heads up

My sister who works in animal health had a meeting with European worming specialist

It is now said you should worm your dogs every month not 3 months

There is increased concern due to pet passports and travelling carcasses - we need to protect our fur babies!!

 

 

 

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do ours every 2 months and then a tapeworm before we travel to the UK... 

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Ahh really! I had to argue with the receptionist at my vet to give me worming tablets every 3 months instead of 6, think I would have a task asking for every month haha!


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I do every 3 months as recommended here, but most people here cannot even bother to do it once a year...

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My sister has worked in animal health for many years and she meets lots of vets and goes to many talks from leading experts, I feel lucky to have this font of knowledge from her, which I am happy to pass on! She does have an uphill battle trying to get vets to take new ideas and research on board.
I honestly dont think its just the big animal drug companies trying to get us to spend more!


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Did she say why the recommendations were changing? Are the worming products less effective than before such as when frontline flea treatment reduced their active ingredient quantity making it OTC rather than prescription strength.


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Fleas were getting immune to frontline and stronghold I think, I use milbemax now its palatable tablet
She just said the concerns were because of more travelling pets and imported carcasses poss carrying parasites
I will ask her more when I see her - keep you posted


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Sorry, I'm on a girls spa weekend 3 beers in!!!
Milbemax is the wormer and I use confortis for fleas, both once a month but not together in case one makes her sick and I wouldnt know which! Both are palatable tablet and need to be with main meal


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