What are the Best Wormers for Dogs?
It's amazing how many dog wormers there are in the market today. While this is good because it gives us a lot of options, this can also cause confusion for some pet owners. With so many products to choose from they might find it hard to pick the best medication for their dogs against intestinal parasites - such as roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms - especially since these dewormers come in varied types like tablets, spot-ons, and liquid suspensions. I was also confused before on which product to use for my pets. But after numerous consultations with vets, and after using their recommended dewormers on my dogs, I now know which dewormers work best for my pets. Below are, for me, the most effective in removing and controlling worms: Canex - This medication comes in 4 preparations: Canex Puppy Suspension, Canex Cube All Wormer for Dog, Canex All Wormer for Medium Dogs, and Canex All Wormer for Large Dogs. Its active ingredients - Praziquantel, Pyrantel & Oxantel - can effectively control all gastrointestinal worms including hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Generic Wormer Tablets for Dogs - This medication comes in tablet form and is equivalent to Canex. It protects against 11 intestinal parasites, including roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. The active ingredients of this dewormer are Praziquantel, Pyrantel, and Oxantel. Super Saver Generic Wormer for Dogs and Cats - This budget-friendly tablet is a broad spectrum wormer. that can control roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms in cats and dogs. It contains Levamisole and Niclosamide. Panacur - Treats and controls canine roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. This comes in 3 preparations so owners can choose which is best suited for their dogs' sizes and ages. Puppy & Kitten Worm Syrup - This contains Piperazine citrate which effectively removes roundworms and is safe to use for both kittens and puppies. Droncit Canine - This tablet wormer protects against tapeworms which comes from fleas and parasites of wild rodents. The active ingredient of this medication is praziquantel. This wormer should not be used on puppies less than 4 weeks old. Generic Droncit alternative - A tablet medication that eliminates common tapeworms. This comes in 3 preparations to suit specific groups: wormers for cats and kittens, for dog and puppies, for both dogs and cats. Advantage Multi for Dogs - This is a spot-on medication that not only gets rid of roundworms, hookworms and whipworms but it also prevents heartworm disease and flea infestations. The solution, which contains imidacloprid and moxidectin, is applied on one area of the skin on the back of the dog between the shoulder blades. Owners need not be confused on which product to give their pets. A visit to the vet and asking the right questions can help you make the right choice. You can ask your vet about the products I mentioned. Who knows, they may also be the best wormers for your dog, right?