HI im new here and not sure if I belong I own a Blue Pit Bull Terrier and I have just noticed she has Tapeworm the problem is she has 3wk old puppies and i am gonna start her on zimectrin gold for all around prevention of everything you guys on here have such good advice about everything else I thought i would ask you should i give to the pups too? or go with Ivermectin for them? do you think the pups will have tapes also......im so worried as there are 11 of them and they are all still doing good after her not having enough milk to feed so ive been giving unimilk....please any help would be great..thanks in advancefor any help...Tessasmom...
No DO NOT give the 3 week old Pups Ivermectin 1 they are to young and 2 the amount needed I would seek the vet for guidance on a Tape worm med only...I wouldn't give mom Ivermectin at this time either as she is still at nursing age and the same chemicals she takes they will get through nursing
Ivermectin can be given at 6 weeks of age and BE Extremely careful at that point not to over medicate
Ivermectin will not cover tape worm either
As for the Tapeworm you need to go over the areas where your dog and puppies are ..as Tapeworms comes from Fleas
Careful how you treat mom at this point for those fleas also Carefully wash everyone with Dawn Dish soap fleas will die/drown on contact...
As for treatment I would contact your vet at this point and get the stuff needed and can be used until the pups are old enough then consider a broad spectrum