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Here is a list of all available wormers and their use. This is a guideline to use but always consult with your vet by phone before using. If in doubt of which worms your animal might have, drop off a stool sample to your vet and ask for a parasite panel to be run for worms that also includes coccidiosis and giardia.

Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid, Nemex): treats roundworms and hookworms. Typical dosage for dogs weighing more than 5 pounds is 5mg/kg (2.27mg/pound) and 10mg/kg (4.55mg/pound) for dogs weighing less than 5 pounds. For human use also and can be purchased on Amazon.com

10# Dog 2.5 cc
25# Dog 6.0cc
50# Dog 12.0 cc
75# Dog 17.0 cc
100 Dog 23.0 cc
125 Dog 29.0 cc


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Ivermectin (Ivomec, Heartgard): treats roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and prevents heartworms. Typical dosage for intestinal parasites is 0.2mg/kg (0.09mg/pound=~1/10cc per 10 pounds). Heartworm prevention is .006mg/kg (.003mg/pound). A 1% solution of Ivermectin is equal to 10mg/ml). Heartgard is prescription only. USE LIQUID IVERMECTIN IN WITH GREAT CAUTION IN COLLIES AND RELATED BREEDS! AND make sure you use a human diabetic syringe when drawing it out to be exact. This is a dangerous drug and you can kill your pet if you over dose. *notice 1 tenth of a CC per 30 pounds of the 0.08% sheep drench Ivomec. Do not get this confused. Any questions consult your vet. This can be purchased at any Tractor Supply or on amazon. I will provide the correct links below to take you to the actual product. You can purchase syringes on amazon or any pharmacy without a script.

Directions for using 0.08% sheep drench Ivermectin.
Ivermectin sheep drench solution contains a lower concentration than other ivermectin products for cattle, so it can be used without diluting it first. Ivemectin is given orally (never use pour-on solutions for heartworm prevention).

Dosage using Ivermectin 0.08% solution for heartworm prevention (you may want to double these doses for better protection):


up to 14 pounds: 1 drop (0.05 cc)
15 to 29 pounds: 0.1 cc
30 to 58 pounds: 0.2 cc
59 to 88 pounds: 0.3 cc
89 to 117 pounds: 0.4 cc
118 to 147 pounds: 0.5 cc
1 cc of ivermectin 0.08% sheep drench solution contains 800 mcg; 0.1 cc = 80 mcg ivermectin.The exact dosage is 0.034 cc per 10 pounds of body weight, or approximately 0.1 cc per 30 pounds of body weight.

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Fenbendazole (Panacur): treats roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms (Taenia species only), and giardia. Typical dosage is 50mg/kg (22.7mg/pound) for 3 consecutive days. 5 consecutive day for tapes and giardia. Safe Guard wormer for cattle or sheep doesnt need and RX from your vet and is available at most online vet stores. Also available at Tractor Supply.

10# Dog 2.5 cc
25# Dog 6.0cc
50# Dog 12.0 cc
75# Dog 17.0 cc
100 Dog 23.0 cc
125 Dog 29.0 cc

Direct Link For: Panacur/Safeguard


Praziquantal: (Droncit without a prescripton) Tape worm removal FDA approved for use in dogs as 34mg tablets. (THIS IS NOT THE FELINE DOSE) The usual dose of Droncit Canine for dogs and puppies at least 4 weeks old is up to 5 lbs give 1/2 tablet, 6-10 lbs give 1 tablet, 11-15 lbs give 1 and ½ tablets, 16-30 lbs give 2 tablets, 31-45 lbs give 3 tablets, 46-60 lbs give 4 tablets, and over 60 lbs give 5 tablets maximum. The usual dose of Droncit Feline for cats and kittens at least 6 weeks old is up to 4 lbs give 1/4 tablet, 5-11 lbs give 1 tablet, over 11 lbs give 1 and 1/2 tablets. For dogs and cats, the tablets are given as a single dose. The tablets may be crumbled and mixed with food.

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Praziquantal: (Droncit without a prescripton)


Neem Oil Has many uses. Not limited to just fleas, ticks, lice and mites. But also for control of mosquitos in your yard. Many benefites for human health. Here is a link to read about the Wonderful benefits of Neem Oil

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Metronidazole (Flagyl): treats Giardia. Typical dosage is 50mg/kg (22.7mg/pound) for 5-7 days. Can use one daily or split into two equal treatments per day. This is also RX only from your vet, but you can purchase it labled for fish from Pet Supplies Plus and all over online. Much more cost effective.

Antiprotozoal Oral Paste (Marquis) Treats Coccidia. Typical dosage 1 cc per 10#s body weight. Repeat in 7 days with same dosage.Krause Vet Clinic in Armada MI carries it. Works far more superiour than Albon

Sulfadimethoxine (Albon): treats coccidia. Typical dosage is 55mg/kg (25mg/pound) on day 1, then 27.5mg/kg (12.5mg/pound) once daily for 9 additional days. Albon can take weeks to completely rid the animal of coccidia. We've found that Marquis works in 2 doses.


Milbemycin oxime (Interceptor/Sentinel): controls roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and prevents heartworms. Typical dosage is 0.5-0.99mg/kg. Prescription only.

Piperazine (many OTC products): treats roundworms. Typical dosage is 110mg/kg (50mg/pound). Can purchase at any Pet Store or online vet storeD


Disclaimer: The suggestions in this post are based on experience and research. They are not meant to replace proper veterinary care. Carnivore Carry Out assumes no responsibility or liability for the use of the information in this post, as it is provided as a general resource and we are unable to monitor its use with all readers. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please contact your holistic veterinarian or other competent professional.