Q. My dog has worms, is there an over the counter medicine I can give my dog. He is ? roughly 20 mn Bichon

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A. Depends on what kind of worms. There are some OTC meds that work for certain types of worms but you need to know which ones to treat for before treating. Otherwise you will be wasting your time and effort and also your money on something that may not work. Go to the vet and have a fecal sample tested and then let them deworm your dog with the appropriate deworming agent.

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