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HOOKWORM TREATMENT

HOOKWORM TREATMENT STARTS BY TREATING THE ENVIRONMENT

Once you have an outbreak of dogs with hookworms , you have to figure if you were not on top of it, that the environment has been contaminated with hookworms and must be treated if possible.

Hookworms are very hardy and hookworm eggs can survive for many months and perhaps years in certain soil conditions.

Thankfully, because my kennel is all cement and pea-gravel, I could spray the entire area numerous times with chlorine to kill any hookworm larvae or eggs. I also made sure all the dogs were thoroughly bathed with a chlorine mix to kill any hookworm larvae or eggs.


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Additionally, in the dog's common play area, wherever they went potty, I spray the area with a chlorine water mix to kill any hookworm eggs that may have been shed in the stool. In fact, this is something I have continued to do as routine, just in case, even though I have not experienced any other issues with hookworms.

For hookworm treatment if your dog is outside always or even occasionally, the area the dog is pinned or tied has to be saturated with Chlorine, in order to kill any hookworm larvae or eggs that could re-infect your dog after treatment. Remember, in certain soil conditions, the hookworm eggs may be lying in the soil and a light surface spraying of chlorine is likely to have no effect. If the area is grassy, the chlorine is going to kill the grass. It is also very corrosive, so you want to avoid spraying on anything metal, such as fencing.

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USE FENBENDAZOLE FOR HOOKWORM TREATMENT

Although there are a number of different hookworm treatments effective for treating hookworms in dogs, I use FENBENDAZOLE which is the active ingredient in both Safe-Guard Canine De-wormer and Panacur-C Canine De-wormer Fenbendazole, is an highly effective hookworm treatment against most worms including hookworms in dogs. It does not work on heart-worms. For adult dogs I recommend rotating treatment between intestinal worms and heart-worms. each month. So, one month you treat your dogs for heart-worms. and the next for intestinal worms such as hookworms.


IT IS DIFFICULT TO ERADICATE HOOKWORMS FROM THE SOIL

Most kennels prefer Fenbendazole for hookworm treatment over other treatments because of it's prolong history of safe use even with pregnant dogs. Nothing has proven to be safer or more reliable than Fenbendazole for treating hookworms in dogs.

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Although Fenbendazole comes conveniently prepackaged as either Panacure or Safe-Guard with individual doses hookworm treatment for dogs, most kennels buy Fenbendazole for livestock as it is much cheaper. I have included links to both products. For the average person with one or two dogs the convenience of prepackaged hookworm treatments that can simply be sprinkled on dog food is the best way to go; although more expensive.

If you are treating a number of dogs for hookworm prevention, You will want to go with Safe-Guard 10% suspension for livestock. The dosage for hookworms in dogs is much higher than the dosage on label for livestock.


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USE THE CORRECT DOSEAGE

Fenbendazole needs to be administered at 1 mg per 5 lbs of dog weight for three straight days to prevent hookworms in dogs. So, a 50 lb dog would receive a 10 mg dose for three straight days. I use a 20cc Syringe to measure the dose and shoot it directly into the dog's mouth. I use either a MonoJect Syringe 1cc or 3 ml Syringes with Blunt Tip Fill Needles, 100 pack for measuring the dosage for the puppies (I buy the 3 cc syringes with needles, because I use these to administer vaccines).


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