While you can purchase ivermectin over the counter in pet supply stores, it is recommended that you take your dog to a veterinarian before using any medications. Ivermectin in particular can cause severe neurologic damage and death to certain collie-type dogs. Also, a veterinarian will be able to tell if the skin damage is caused by mange (skin parasites) or by some other cause (bacterial or fungal infection, allergies, etc.) that would not be resolved by ivermectin.
I put fleas on all my pups
if you are getting a new dog then you will 1st want to get it shots and a collar. then you will have to buy puppy food or dog food . some other things you will have to get to have an awesome dog is a dog leash, dog bush (to keep it's fur soft), dog treats (to train), dog grooming soap, the dog a towel to dry or a blow dryer, dog nail clipper (unless if you take it to the groomers), a dog shaving clippers (also unless also you take it to groomers), also you mite want to spade or nood it so it wont have puppy's or make puppy's, dog bed or dog house if it sleeps out side and i think that will be all and remember if you have a new pup train it fast.
Companies, such as Welpi and Royal Canine sell their own specially formulated powder milk for puppies; the mother dog should be eating high protein meals with calcium supplements such as tinnes meat, with a calcium tablet each day. These can be bought from the vets, as can the powdered milk for the puppies, however depending on the puppies' age, they should be drinking their mother's milk? and weaned onto puppy porridge, then solids. Puppy powdered milk should only be fed in an emergency.
If done properly with the proper medication for the proper parasites then the pup should be feeling better. You should take a fecal sample plus the pup into see your Veterinarian for a check up and to see what types of parasites he or she has. If you wish to deworm your pup yourself, use the proper medication and repeat the dose in 2 weeks. Get your pup's proper weight too. But the danger in doing this is that maybe the pup is sick with something else. That is the reason for taking your pet in to be checked out by your Vet and don't forget to bring in a stool sample from your dog.
You can, but there is no need to unless you are sure that he has tapeworms and even then deworming weekly isn't necessary unless you have a serious flea problem. You should always consult your veterinarian about appropriate deworming programs for your pets.
No, because: 1. Vaccines don't cure diseases, they prevent the person/dog from getting them in the first place, and 2. Vaccenes prevent against viruses, while heart worms are, well, worms. You can buy medication o give your do to prevent against worms, and to try and get rid of them, but there is no vaccine.
You don't it's voluntary .
Deworming your puppy is a critical part of his puppy care. 98% of all puppies are born with worms that they contracted before they were born from their mother.
There are many different species of worms which can affect your puppy's growth and development. These worms are intestinal parasites, and contrary to popular belief, you probably won't see them in the puppy's stool unless they have a severe infestation.
The most common type of worm found in puppies are roundworms. Roundworms, as you might expect, are round, and a common description is spaghetti-like. These ascarids are very common in nature and can survive outside a host in a cyst stage for a long time. Grassy areas are common places to find any number of parasitic cysts.
Tapeworms are among the most difficult to get rid of. They are a flat, segmented worm.
The head of the tapeworm burrows into the intestine wall and segments break off and are expelled with the feces. You may see wriggling rice-like segments in the stool or dry sawdust-like flakes stuck in the coat around the puppy's anus. Each segment contains thousands of eggs and ingestion will cause a recurrent infestation.
Fleas are the vector for the tapeworm. They carry the tapeworm from one host to the next. When an animal bites a flea, the tapeworm finds it's way to the digestive tract where it sets up camp. Tapeworms can be very difficult to get rid of. Dislodging the head can require multiple de-worming attempts. If you do not kill the worm at the source, it can and will regenerate from the head.
There are actually very few medications that work against tapeworms. Many of which can be very hard on the puppy. Whichever medication you choose, you should be sure to consult your veterinarian before you use it. Drontal is the best general de-wormer on the market today. It is a wide spectrum de-wormer and does get tapes, most do not. If your puppy definitely has tapes, it is a good idea to follow up with a species specific dewormer. That is, one that just gets tapes.
When de-worming your puppy, you need to repeat it at least twice, three times is better still. The procedure needs to be done at two week intervals. To follow the life-cycle of the parasite. Most eggs will hatch in that two weeks. The first medication kills anything that is its adult stage, the follow up treatments kill anything that has hatched in the mean time. You can see why it may be advisable to repeat it a third time, just in case any residual eggs had yet to hatch or, any remaining adults laid new eggs.
It is a good idea to follow the final worming with a microscopic fecal exam done at your vet's office a couple weeks after the final de-worming. Just to make sure no eggs are present. Your vet will need a very fresh fecal sample. Usually no more than an hour old.
Intestinal parasites can cause many problems for the puppy. They can become malnourished, despite how much they eat. If they are always sharing their nutrition with their unwelcome companions they won't grow well. They will be more susceptible to disease despite vaccines. They may have chronic diarrhea and vomiting and never reach their standard body weight or muscle mass.
Some species of intestinal parasites are transmissible to humans. Mainly children who have a less developed immune system and are more likely to be in the vicinity of the worms or eggs. Round worms especially can infect young children. Children inadvertently put their hands in their mouth or roll around in the grass with the puppy. It is possible, though less likely to contract other species of worms as well.
Yes, u should
4 weeks sounds a little young . . . our dogs are wormed around 7 to 8 weeks.
you should feed your dog things such as rice chicken pasta fish things like that we had a few of our dogs like that but we tried this for about a week and it worked try it and see how your dog gets on.
Yes the small tubes that you apply to a dogs back work but you have to make sure that you only get the one that fits your dogs weight. They have a type of poison in them that is safe only for certain size dogs. If you are not sure weight yourself first without your dog the weight yourself with it and subtract to find it's weight. It is safe to use if you are careful but if you are not you can kill an animal. If you have a puppy make sure you read the label before you purchase anything. Some soaps and medicines can not be used on puppies so read before you buy. Most flea shampoo's are dangerous for puppies. Good luck and please love your dog.
It depends on the parasite... But see a Dr. anyway.
Depends if you treat it , it will go soon. It wont go soon if you dont treat it.
Maggots actually only eat dead flesh. They are cleaning creatures. If maggots are present, that means that the wound not only contains dead tissue, but it has been open long enough for a fly to lay eggs in it and have them hatch. The maggots themselves are not harmful, but they are a sign of more serious things going on. Your dog needs medical attention. Contact your vet right away.
I really dont think you should give a puppy milk. They drink out of moms milk.
I am not really sure. It depends how old the puppy is. If the puppy is like a couple months old probably water would be best probably.
well, i am having 2 puppies and i will like to tell you that .... if he is more than 4 months old you can feed him with cow milk.. as i did <according to vet> if the puppy is more small feed them with cerelac <given to human babies>!!!!
you are suppose to give the goats milk, cows milk is hard on their stomachs
No. Not only will it NOT work, but alcoholic beverages can be fatal to dogs, no amount of alcoholic beverage is safe… yes; even "cheap" beer should be off limits.
Instead, be a responsible pet owner and go to your Vet with a fecal sample to determine the type of parasite, purchase the prescribed dewormer, and buy Frontline to protect your guy from fleas/ticks.
NOTE: It has been proven time and time again that chewing tobacco also does not work. Tobacco can seriously make your dog ill and has been linked to many deaths.
UPDATE: NOTE: PLEASE, please, do NOT feed your pets garlic! Garlic is TOXIC to dogs and cats!!!Garlic is part of the onion family (alliaceae) along with leeks and shallots. There is ample research available which indicates onions can be very harmful (as bad as chocolate! Can cause renal failure and amenia!), if not deadly, to our pets.
In the last five years, more and more toxicity studies are being conducted on garlic and all seem to indicate that it, too, can pose serious health risks when fed to cats and dogs and, like onions, can be fatal.
Since the toxic amount is unknown, it is recommended not to add it to your pet's food. These ingredients can cause Heinz body anemia, resulting in a breakdown of the red blood cells and anemia.
People... PLEASE be educated or do a little research before answering!!! Not to be harsh, but your answers could seriously put the life of this dog in jeopardy!
Each dog is different, but here are some estimations from Betsy Rosenfeld's "The Complete Single's Guide to Being a Dog Owner". After the first year, it should cost you around $150-$400 for all vaccines, illnesses, and accidents. You should also consider the cost of preventative meds for flea, tick, and heartworm - an additional $200-$300.
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dawn dish washing soap//leave it on a few minutes and put it on dry pup. It will kill the fleas as good as any chemical. ONLY use dawn blue kind,,,and you can dilute it if its concentrated
You can usually deworm a puppy once he/she starts to eat on their own. However there are many different types of dewormer, and you should always check with your veterinarian first. Products like Strongid-T are ok to give to puppies under 6 weeks but should be monitered in case of any problems. 1cc per 22 pounds is given.
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