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Jo    468

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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robke    11,658

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

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Rachael_Astro    1,438

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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Jo    468

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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Emma    11,055

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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Jo    468

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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Jo    468

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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CocoStorm    37

My 2 fur kids are on monthly. Once Storm hits 6 month old, I am switching to her older shiba inu sis Interceptor that protect against heart worm too. We have lots of mosquito here.


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chelseafan    300

Cai was at the vets on mon for his booster and I asked the vet if I need to change from 3 monthly worming to monthly and she said the monthly recommendation is for lungworm, she said they could still stay on 3 monthly and then do monthly for the missed months.


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Debsuk    24

Loki visits the vets every month for his worming tablet, and every 3 month for his flea tablet.


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Jay    5,975

If it is for heartworm, here in the US they say every month. 

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