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  • I gave my dog the first dose of Deworming medication two weeks ago, but I forgot to give the second dose this week. Should I go ahead and give it now?

    I would recommend that you talk to the veterinarian who prescribed the medication for your pet. The timing of the dose depends on the type of worm that was diagnosed. The usual reason for two doses is to make sure that all the worms are treated. The first dose takes care of the adults that are present, and the second dose takes care of any worms that were in a larval stage at the time of the first dose.

    It will not hurt to go ahead and give the second dose now. Depending on the worm and its particular life cycle, your pet may need an additional dose of dewormer to make sure that your pet is worm---free.


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