All dogs and cats should be given a broad spectrum dewormer (such as Panacur® or Strongid-T®) as part of their arrival process. They should be dosed according to their weight.
When using a deworming solution, the calculated dose should be drawn into an appropriately- sized syringe. It should then be administered using correct technique. If using a deworming pill or tablet, the calculated dose should be administered orally using correct technique. When using granules or powder dewormer, the calculated dose should be measured correctly and mixed well in canned food or a treat. This allows the medication to be as palatable as possible and fed to the individual animal.
Puppies and kittens should be dewormed as early as it is safe to do so. For example, Panacur ® can be given as early as 2-3 weeks of age. Repeat deworming should continue as per the product manuscript. For example, Panacur ® can be repeated in 14 days for 3 consecutive days starting 14 days after the first dose was given.
For nursing mothers, pyrantel pamoate (Strongid-T ®) is a more practical choice. Deworm every two weeks.
Exceptions are sick animals where veterinary advice should be sought before deworming and a decision made as soon as possible.
For more information on Internal Parasite Control products, see Intake Protocol.