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Q. My puppy recently vomited a white mucus like substance filled with nothing but worms, what's the best product to get if I don't have money for a vet?

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. There are various type of parasites but pyrantel or strongid will treat a majority. 1mL per 10lbs of body weight. I know that going to a vet can be costly, but your dog soon will be in need of vaccines. I recommend first vaccination at 8 weeks. The de wormer should be done now and again in 10 days. Then let your veterinarian know the days you treated, so they can adapt their treatment schedule as well.


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