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pippa
26th August 2008, 11:32 PM
HI,

I worm the dogs every Three months and usually give them Drontal.

Last year I couldn't get Drontal once and I was given Milbamax and my two boys got severe tummy upset and horrible watery poo after taking them. They both had to have medication to clear it up. It may have been co-incidence but I haven't used them since, just in case.

Tonight the vets had no Drontal and won't have for a while they gave me Zantal.

Anyone tried them?

pippa
27th August 2008, 07:57 PM
Hi hope nobody minds just bumping this up. I posted late last night and it was getting a bit lost...

sins
27th August 2008, 08:11 PM
Hi Pippa,
I've never given Zantal so I can't comment.I've given both milbamax and drontal without any ill effects.My preference is for stronghold which you pour onto the spot between their shoulders which deals with worms and fleas simultaneously.
Don't worry about using a new wormer,I'd imagine it's perfectly effective.
No ill effects yet?
Sins

Claire L
28th August 2008, 12:56 AM
Hi Teresa,
can you look up the ingredients on the net and compare? otherwise, if you are unsure or worried then I would suggest buying Drontal from another Vet. Alternatively, phone the Vet and explain your concerns about giving a different wormer and ask for advice/ reassurance :)

pippa
28th August 2008, 01:56 AM
Thanks sins I probably worry too much!

Claire - The nurse said it should be fine, might ring and talk to the vet, it's probably ok I'm a fusspot when it comes to my three!

Oh and it's Zantel not Zantal as I said.

Claire L
28th August 2008, 01:55 PM
Thanks sins I probably worry too much!

Claire - The nurse said it should be fine, might ring and talk to the vet, it's probably ok I'm a fusspot when it comes to my three!

Oh and it's Zantel not Zantal as I said.
No wonder I couldn't find it on the net for you :)

pippa
28th August 2008, 10:06 PM
You're very good for trying to look it up for me Claire..Thanks!

Claire L
28th August 2008, 10:09 PM
So, have you wormed them yet or are you going to try them yourself first ? :badgrin: ;)

Ste
28th August 2008, 10:19 PM
You've reminded me that I must raid the kitchen cupboards for my milbemax stash, the dogs won't even notice they've been treated but the cats won't talk to me for a week:D

Claire L
28th August 2008, 10:27 PM
You've reminded me that I must raid the kitchen cupboards for my milbemax stash, the dogs won't even notice they've been treated but the cats won't talk to me for a week:D

You have to tell us why now. My curiosity is getting the better of me ;)

pippa
29th August 2008, 01:26 AM
Claire I'm bad enough the way I fuss over the dogs, don't be giving me ideas!

I haven't wormed them yet will do it at the weekend when I'm here to keep an eye on them.


Steve.....please tell, why will the cats react this way? Do the dogs get their tablets wrapped in a nicer treat?!

amanda L
29th August 2008, 01:05 PM
I use Milbemax aswell, and it goes down well, once its coated in cheese;)


the dogs won't even notice they've been treated but the cats won't talk to me for a week:biggrin:

Go on Steve, you'll have to tell us.....:), this sounds interesting:p

pippa
2nd September 2008, 11:12 PM
Well all wormed and no ill effects TG...Steve you never did tell us more!