• I’d like to understand why my puppy was given pyrantel pamoate at the vet when there were no indicators or signs of worms or parasites. He’s also been on Trifexis as a triple treatment which is supposed to cover worm prevention. He now has a liver and/or GI issue and it’s not genetic like the vet is suggesting. Please explain why it’s common practice to give meds that are unnecessary.

    Hi Vanessa,

    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about your concerns with the pyrantel and Trifexis. Without knowing your pet’s full medical history I can’t comment on your specific case or the cause of the liver disease. Your vet knows your pet’s medical history and they should be able to answer your questions about this. In general the CDC recommends multiple dewormings of puppies due to the risk of hookworms and roundworms to people. Puppies are more commonly affected with these parasites and they may not show any clinical signs of disease with mild infections.

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