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Old 06-01-2012, 09:00 PM
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Roman got dewormed today with something got Drontal Plus, he's 97 lbs and they gave him 68mg of pills (for two doses, one worming today, one in two weeks).

The 68mg of Drontal alone was $109! That seems like a lot, especially when it only covers worms and I can get enough Ivermectin for a horse for $15!

What do you guys think?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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Holy crap! I know Drontal's expensive, but that seems like a lot. Although... Droncit (just does tapes) for a big dog is pretty expensive, even though we stock the generic. (We use Strongid liquid for rounds/hooks because it's cheapy cheap)
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:35 PM
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It actually sounds average for that drug... Ivermectin doesnt cover tapes though.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:22 PM
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Yeah I looked it up, seems that is about average... you're right that ivermectin doesn't cover tapes but you can buy wormers that cover tapeworms and they cost like $20 lol. If Roman were a horse he would've cost $1,300+ to worm!!

Hopefully the horse wormer kills dogs or this Drontal is just amazing safe or there is some other reason to justify the ridiculous difference in price lol!
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:09 AM
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That's really really high for Drontal. If you order it you can get 68mg tabs for 12.00 each from a reputable online dealer.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:21 AM
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I just use the Walmart crap, lol. It's always worked well for me.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:53 AM
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OK I think what I have is 7 68 mg tablets? Does that make sense?

I would've wormed him with Walmart stuff before even trying the vet (he's been having diarrhea) but I don't think I can buy canine wormer at our Walmart (maybe online?). I find where I live you don't much in the way of over the counter pet wormers, proper flea treatments, etc (no vaccines!!).
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:34 AM
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This is why I just get Panacur online through Amazon! It's super cheap and covers just about everything.

Or, I can just go to my local low cost clinic and get the "Premium" deworming which is around $20 and covers rounds, hooks, whips and tapes.
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Maybe it's our locale but we never deworm. We get fecals once a year and I've never had one come up wormy (knock wood!).

That is a serious bummer, do you do a fecal first to verify need or just deworm regularly?
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My dogs are on monthly heartworm preventative, so technically they get dewormed once monthly. I've never needed to do more than that.
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