Are all wormers the same?

No. Not all wormers are the same so it is worth talking to your vet to see what they recommend and can prescribe. These are the key criteria you may wish to discuss:

Ease of administering the dose
For example, there are now chewable tablets available that dogs don’t appear to mind taking (94% will accept it directly from their owners hand), and film coated, flavoured varieties for cats that owners agree are often more palatable. These have proven so popular among  vets and nurses in the UK that over 60% choose to use these on their own pets.
Which parasites will a given treatment cover?
It’s also worth talking to your vet about the types of worm each product covers – for the best level of protection they will probably recommend one that they need to prescribe – these ‘vet strength’ products cover the broadest range of parasites, effectively, and all in one dose.
Need for isolation period
Some spot on wormers state that you need to keep your pet away from other pets or family members immediately after giving the dose to prevent the liquid contacting humans and causing problems.
Where the dose is delivered and how
You should also ask about how many treatments or chews will be required to make up a dose – especially if you have a pet that detests taking their worming treatment!
Minimum ages for puppies and kittens
Some wormers are suitable for puppies from 2 weeks and kittens from 6 weeks. Talk to your vet about the most appropriate wormer in young pets.
Suitable for all?
If you are looking to treat a breeding dog, pregnant or lactating bitch/queen do mention the circumstances since not all worming treatments are appropriate.

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