(emphasis mine - Nemex is their version of Strongid T for dogs).

For Adult Dogs: Administer monthly or as recommended by your veterinarian.
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Most wormers don't kill the egg cycle of the worms and eggs can hatch and be mature worms laying eggs in 10-14 days from worming. I reworm at 10 days. I alter wormers from Strongid T and Panacure in the hopes that resistance to one wormer is minimized. My older pups/adult dogs are on once a month heart prevention. They also get either Strongid T or panacur periodically through the year. If you have tape worm problems it is due to fleas and the dogs possibly eating rabbits/ rats that carry these parasites. Worming once kills these tapeworms and the dog breaks them down and basically digests them, hence you never seem to see a load of tapeworms passed like you do rounds and pin worms. You worm for tapes as you see them. They can grow quite large in the intestine (stealing nutrition) and pass segments constantly. you see them as dried looking grains of rice on the anal area, in the hair or on the dogs stools. sometimes moving segments on a fresh stool. They dry up and almost seem to disappear in older stools, awaiting their next host to ingest them to start all over again. My dogs are also maintained on a flea/tick once a month prevention. I have had very few problems with tapeworms since doing that years ago. The only one I had to tapeworm on a 2-3 month cycle was one that loved to catch and eat rabbits.
Strongid for dogs?
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Available over the counter, most dogs tolerate pyrantel pamoate very well, and side effects are relatively rare. Some dogs might experience gastrointestinal upset and throw up after pyrantel pamoate is administered. Consult your vet about giving your dog Strongid if he's taking other medications, especially other wormers. Although debilitated or sick animals can receive Strongid, especially if their issues are worm-related, always check with your vet before giving a pet any medication. CPR For Cats & Dogs
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DEWORMER – PYRANTEL PAMOATE SUSPENSION
PURPOSE: PUPPY, PREGANT/ LACTATING FEMALES, ANNUAL
TREATS: ROUNDWORMS, HOOKWORMS
AGENT: PYRANTEL PAMOATE SUSPENSION- 50 mg./ml
ADMINISTER: ORAL DOSE - DOGS ONLY
Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension (common name Strongid® T) is a limited spectrum wormer that removes and controls a variety of canine worms - Roundworms and Hookworms.Use a 1 ml/cc syringe for Puppies and a 3 ml/cc or 5 ml/cc syringe for Adults (remove needle). 1ml. = 1cc.
For best results, treat puppies at 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 weeks of age.
I use Ivomec 1% injectible solution for heartworm and regular worming on a monthly basis. I generally squirt the injectible into or onto some meat (squirting on ground meat works best) which I feed with their kibble to get the dogs to eat it. Find it's the easiest way.

The dose I use (which was recommended by many others) is .1cc per 10 lbs (which I believe is the same as 1mL per 10 lbs). This is the full worming dose, not just the heartworm dose. So for the average 45 lb female I'm giving .45 cc; 50 lb males are getting .5 cc.

If you're a teensy bit off on dosage on the ivomec (ie, you give a 45 lb dog .5 cc) you're not going to overdose them. Think of the Heartgard pills - they have a set dose for a dog that's between 45-60 lbs so 45 lb dogs are getting the same there that a 60 lb dog is. Which of course means you probably could get by with just giving everyone .5 cc, but why waste it?

Anyway, at least twice a year I worm with something else, usually Strongid (Pyrantal Pamaote Suspension). I have a bottle purchased from a vet supply (like KV Vet) and it's got 50mg of Pyrantal per 1 ml dose. I give 3 cc per 50 lb dog of that.

If you've got the money dose once a year with Panacur (or the slightly less expensive version - can't recall the name) and once or twice a year with Pyrantal Pamaote. That way you'll kill just about anything they could possibly catch.

Reply author: jaye
Replied on: 09/16/2007 06:26:32 AM
Message: I use Ivomec 1% injectible solution for heartworm and regular worming on a monthly basis. I generally squirt the injectible into or onto some meat (squirting on ground meat works best) which I feed with their kibble to get the dogs to eat it. Find it's the easiest way.

The dose I use (which was recommended by many others) is .1cc per 10 lbs (which I believe is the same as 1mL per 10 lbs). This is the full worming dose, not just the heartworm dose. So for the average 45 lb female I'm giving .45 cc; 50 lb males are getting .5 cc.

If you're a teensy bit off on dosage on the ivomec (ie, you give a 45 lb dog .5 cc) you're not going to overdose them. Think of the Heartgard pills - they have a set dose for a dog that's between 45-60 lbs so 45 lb dogs are getting the same there that a 60 lb dog is. Which of course means you probably could get by with just giving everyone .5 cc, but why waste it?

Anyway, at least twice a year I worm with something else, usually Strongid (Pyrantal Pamaote Suspension). I have a bottle purchased from a vet supply (like KV Vet) and it's got 50mg of Pyrantal per 1 ml dose. I give 3 cc per 50 lb dog of that.

If you've got the money dose once a year with Panacur (or the slightly less expensive version - can't recall the name) and once or twice a year with Pyrantal Pamaote. That way you'll kill just about anything they could possibly catch.


When given with veterinary approval and administered at appropriate dosages Strongid is very safe for use in dogs. Side effects are rarely experienced by pets undergoing treatment with this medication.