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What kind of de-wormer?

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OK, I know breeders and rescues buy their own vet-quality de-wormer. I've been told it's Strongid. My own vet, if I ask for de-wormer, will give me a thick yellow-ish liquid (he says it's pyrantel pamoate, calls it "horse de-wormer", and says it tastes like banana/vanilla, but doesn't name a brand) that he gets from his fridge. He pulls it out of a largish bottle (like a peroxide bottle). He says the correct dose is one cc per 16 pounds. Anyway, I'm trying to buy some for myself. Honestly I can't seem to find the right stuff. Here's the Strongid I found: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&pcatid=16161

It comes in a large syringe, not a bottle, and it says it's a paste, not a liquid. Is it the right stuff?
post #2 of 6
The brand name is Strongid T which is Pyrantel Pamoate.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...P=A&A=1862&S=1

The paste are made for horses and Strongid T is a prescription.

There's Pyran-50 that's for human use and you don't need a prescription for that.
post #3 of 6
All womers are OTC over here so no prescriptions needed. I've never used paste, always tablets.

Can you email the link or print out the webpage to ask the vet if it's the right product? I'd run it by my vet before guessing.
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I did find out it was Strongid T and the stuff in the syringe is not the right stuff. It turns out Strongid T is prescription only . But I found a site that sells the generic without a prescription and I ordered some. I might take the bottle by my vet to ask him if it's correct, especially if it doesn't look/smell right. But I'm pretty sure it's the same stuff. Thanks for the help!
post #5 of 6
Please just do remember that "de-worming" meds are actually a poison. They kill the parasites - but if not administered properly they can kill your cat.
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Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
I might take the bottle by my vet to ask him if it's correct, especially if it doesn't look/smell right. But I'm pretty sure it's the same stuff. Thanks for the help!
It would be hard to tell by looking whether the actual mixture was correctly measured. It could be the slightest bit off. Too weak and it won't do much good, too strong and... well.

Years ago my mother got a little puppy from a friend. The puppy was a bit too young, but old enough to be dewormed. While the rest of the litter was fine the dewormer really messed up the puppy we took. He didn't survive. The people we got the puppy from were BYBs and did deworm all of their animals at home without a vet.
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