I AM GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT TWO OPTIONS BELOW FOR WORMING YOUR DOGS OR PUPPIES USING PYRANTEL PAMOATE.
FIRST OPTION: IS NEMEX-2 WHICH IS A NAME BRAND FOR “PYRANTEL PAMOATE” MOSTLY COMES IN A 2 OZ BOTTLE AND CONTAINS 4.54 MG PER ML
SECOND OPTION: IS BY COLUMBIA LABORATORIES WHICH IS ALSO “PYRANTEL PAMOATE” BUT COMES IN A 16 OUNCE BOTTLE AND IT CONTAINS 50 MG PER ML
SO……THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHICH ONE YOU’RE USING BEFORE DOSING YOUR ANIMAL
I DO NOT SELL THIS PRODUCT. I HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF CALLS, EMAILS AND TEXTS LATELY ASKING ME TO HELP THEM FIGURE OUT THE DOSAGE FOR THEIR PARTICULAR PETS.
PLEASE, DO NOT CALL ME FOR DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE CALL YOUR VET IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS – THIS PAGE WAS WRITTEN AS A RESOURCE PAGE ONLY
I DID MY RESEARCH BUT I AM NOT A VET. THANK YOU.
As a dog breeder myself I personally use Pyrantel Pamoate starting at 2 wks old and again every 2 weeks until puppies are 6 weeks old at which point I switch them to Safe-guard dewormer (Fenbendazole) administered every 2 weeks until they’re 8 weeks of age or go home. I do this as a Giardia preventative/treatment and also because it takes care of a wider range of parasites. Safe-guard wormer can not be used until puppies are at least 6 weeks old BUT Pyrantel Pamoate SHOULD BE STARTED when puppies are 2 WKS old. I also treat my Dams at the same time. This worming protocol covers all our bases and helps us to send home parasite free puppies.
But again, I am not a Vet so please discuss your worming protocol with your vet.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR SAFE-GUARD/FENBENDAZOLE WORMING INFORMATION AND DOSAGE CHART HERE!
PURPOSE: PUPPY, PREGNANT/ LACTATING FEMALES /ADULTS
TREATS: Removal and control of mature infections of large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus); pinworms (Oxyuris equi); large roundworms (Parascaris equorum)
AGENT: PYRANTEL PAMOATE SUSPENSION
ADMINISTER: ORAL DOSE ONLY
Treats roundworms and hookworms – Inexpensive General purpose Dewormer used for limited spectrum deworming. Typical dosage for dogs weighing more than 5 pounds is 5 mg/kg (2.27 mg/pound) and 10 mg/kg (4.55 mg/pound) for dogs weighing less than 5 pounds. Use on Puppies => 2 weeks old, adults, lactating females, pregnant females.
Directions for Use: Shake well before using. Medication should only be taken one time as a single dose, do not repeat treatment
Repeat: every 2 weeks for puppies (2,4,6,8,10 weeks).
Nemex-2 – Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension (common brand name Nemex 2) is a limited spectrum wormer that removes and controls a variety of canine worms – Roundworms and Hookworms. Effectively controls large and small strongyles and large roundworms (Parascaris equorum). Comes in a palatable caramel flavored suspension. Safe and effective general purpose dewormer for dogs of all ages.
Nemex-2 – Liquid Dosage Instructions:
Administer 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for each 10 lbs of body weight. It is not necessary to withhold food prior to or after treatment. Dogs usually find this dewormer very palatable and will lick the dose from the bowl willingly. If there is reluctance to accept the dose, mix in a small quantity of dog food to encourage consumption. It is recommended that dogs under constant exposure to worm infestation should have a follow-up fecal exam within 2 to 4 weeks after treatment.
For maximum control and prevention of reinfestation, it is recommended that puppies be treated at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 weeks of age. Lactating bitches should be treated 2 to 3 weeks after whelping. Adult dogs kept in heavily contaminated quarters may be treated monthly.
For an accurate dosage use a 1 ml/cc syringe for Puppies and a 3 ml/cc or 5 ml/cc syringe for Adults (remove needle).
Note: This product is a suspension. That means you MUST agitate it for a minute before measuring out the dose. Also this product loses its potency if exposed to light. Keep it in a cool dark place. Pyrantel is not effective for treatment of whipworms, which are not as common in dogs.
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Pyrantel Pamoate in tablet or liquid form for removal of large roundworms and hookworms. Pleasant tasting liquid can be given directly into dog’s mouth or mixed with food.
NEMEX-2 Deworming Guidelines
For Puppies: Administer at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 weeks of age. For a puppy at increased risk, also treat at 12 weeks, and then monthly until the puppy is 6 months old. Treat mother at the same time. Treats pinworms in humans.
For Adult Dogs: Administer monthly or as recommended by your veterinarian.
Newly Acquired Animals: Worm immediately, repeat in 2 weeks, then follow above recommendations.
Liquid Daily dosage: One ml per 2 lbs of body weight or 1 teaspoon (5 ml) per each 10 lbs. of body weight.
THE 16 OZ SIZE IS MOSTLY FOR BREEDERS WHO NEED A LARGER QUANTITY – NOT REALLY NECESSARY FOR EVERYDAY PET OWNERS. PET OWNERS I RECOMMEND JUST GOING WITH THE SMALL BOTTLE OF NEMEX-2 (LINKED HERE) AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS WHICH ARE BELOW.
This 16 oz bottle is MUCH cheaper than the monthly treatment packs with 2 chewable tablets (with 113.5 mg pyrantel pamoate per tablet for a total of 227 mg of pyrantel pamoate per pack) marketed for dogs that will cost you anywhere from 5 to 10 dollars each. This 16 oz bottle of Columbia Laboratories Pyrantel Pamoate 50 mg to 1 ml Suspension contains 24,000 mg of pyrantel pamoate, the equivalent of about 105 of those 2 chewable tablet treatment packs. It would cost between $525 to $1050 depending on the brand you purchase to get the same amount of doses with those 2 tablet packs that you get for around $20 with this 16 oz bottle of Columbia Laboratories
Columbia Laboratories Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension contains 50 mg/ml Pyrantel Pamoate. Labeled for the treatment of pinworms in humans but is the same medicine found in the Nemex-2 BUT at a much higher cost.
Directions for Use: Shake well before using. Medication should only be taken one time as a single dose, do not repeat treatment. If one individual in a household has pinworms, the entire household should be treated unless otherwise advised.
PROBLEM IS THIS BOTTLE HAS INSTRUCTIONS FOR HUMANS ONLY. THAT IS WHY I HAVE POSTED THIS DOSAGE CHART FOR DOGS AND PUPPIES BELOW.
THIS BOTTLE CONTAINS Pyrantel Pamoate – 50 mg PER 1 ml Suspension.
CAN BE PURCHASED HERE – On AMAZON
OPTION 2 DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS
PUPPY DOSING CHART FOR THE 16 OZ BOTTLE OF PYRANTEL PAMOATE SUSPENSION- 50 mg./ml
PYRANTEL DOSING CHART 50 mg./ml
Location: Woodland, Washington State