Using Fenbendazol in a 10% solution
This is the dosage:
1 ml per kg of weight of the dog (or 2.2lbs) dosage a day, for 3-5 days.
Fenbendazol is the safest wormer available on the market and is available almost everywhere.
It does come in various strengths but the 10% ratio is perfect.
It is safe to use on cats, in fact the FDA states that it can be used on pups from birth and this is the ONLY wormer that can be used this early.
If I do not know the worming history of the dogs I normally would take a good look at the dogs, the colour of the poo, the condition of the coat and their overall demenour to food. Reluctance to eat is as big an indicator of worms as a animal that gobbles its food. Do not be surprised if you get blood in the faeces, this is not unusual for a heavy burden especially hook worm. They are like leeches and adhere to the lining of the stomach, when they die they leave lesions which need to have time to heal.
Eating its own faeces, whilst being blamed as a bad habit (which it can be) is also an indicator of worms, in my opinion this would indicate a burnden of hook worms.
Again if I don't know the history I would worm for three days, possibly five if I feel the burden is severe. The cycle of most worms is about ten days, so I would then give a break for a week and worm again for three days, then a break for a week and worm again for three days.
After this period I would review give a break for two weeks and possible give a fourth worming. This is the regime that we and Edel used for Rainbow and Rafferty, the two gsd pups. Rafferty was so severely affected by worms that he didn't want to eat for nearly three days when Edel had him. They left us for their forever homes, plump and like shiny new pins! The dosage for pups is 1/2ml per kilo.
Fenbendazol not only kills the worms but is one of the few wormers that kill eggs as well.
Once you feel that the worms have been flushed out, Celtic Animal Life Line advise that you worm your dog every three months. Dogs can pick up worms from the ground and get recontaminated very easily.
You can use cattle or horse variety and it is a lot cheaper than the dog version Parazole.
Fenben10 is a cattle drench and is an example there are others.
Panacur 10 is the horse variety and is another example there are others.
DO NOT USE THE SHEEP VARIETY as sometimes these have selenium in them and is not good for woofies
I find that the wormer beginning with D and the one beginning with M is insufficient for dogs with a moderate to severe wormburden and as you and I both know - most woofies coming in haven't been wormed properly. Unfortunately these wormers imply that they are a one hit wonder - this isn't the case with what we are dealing with. Fine as a maintenance regime, but I still use the fenbendazole for that as well. To worm a large severely effected dog thoroughly with tablets (dosing three times) would cost about â‚¬60, I know because I have done it. I can thoroughly worm about 30 dogs (various sizes) three times for about â‚¬80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!