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D-Worm Liquid is an antiparasitic product for adult dogs and cats as well as for puppies and kittens.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
D-Worm liquid treats large roundworm (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina) infections in kittens, cats, puppies and dogs.
Roundworms (Toxocara cati, Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) is a parasitic worm living in the intestines of dogs and cats. Adult animals ingest the roundworm eggs in contaminated food, water, feces or vomit. Puppies and kittens can get infected during pregnancy or when drinking milk from an infected mother. During their life cycle, roundworms can migrate through the liver and lungs and cause damages of those organs. Roundworms can cause serious health issues in puppies and kittens as well as in older animals. Infected dog or cat has swollen abdomen, is lethargic, without appetite, coughing, vomiting.
Roundworms can cause abnormalities of the nervous system, damages of the liver and spleen. In puppies and kittens as well as in older animals, they can even lead to life threatening conditions.
RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
There is no particular breed predisposition for any of parasitic infestations in dogs and cats. All dog and cat breeds are susceptible to roundworms. Outdoor pets are prone to internal and/or external parasite infestations as a result of their diet and lifestyle.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What is D-Worm Liquid and how does it work?
a) D-Worm Liquid is an antiparasitic product used in the treatment of roundworm infections in dogs and cats, as well as in puppies and kittens. The active ingredient of D-Worm, piperazine, paralyses the parasites in the intestine, and they are excreted with feces.
2. Is D-Worm safe for my pet?
a) D-Worm is safe for dogs and cats; it is even safely used in young puppies and kittens. It rarely causes side effects. However, consult with your veterinarian before administering D-Worm to pregnant or severely debilitated animals. Puppies and kittens younger than 6 weeks should not be treated with D-Worm.
3. How is D-Worm used?
a) D-Worm is simple to administer. The proper dose is calculated according to the animal’s weight and mixed with the usual food or treat. D-Worm is administered as a single dose when a roundworm infection is suspected.
4. What are the side effects of D-Worm?
a) Side effects of D-Worm are rare, but can occur in certain cases. They include vomiting, nausea and muscle tremors. In animals infected with a large number of roundworms D-Worm can cause intestinal obstruction or rupture.
5. What other drugs can interact with D-Worm?
a) Do not use D-Worm with laxatives since they reduce the effectiveness of it. Laxatives shorten the time D-Worm is in contact with the parasites.
6. What if my pet accidentally overdoses with D-Worm?
a) In case of accidental overdose stop administering D-Worm and seek veterinary help immediately. The most common overdose symptoms include vomiting, muscle tremors, nausea, weakness, depression, paralysis, difficulty breathing and others.
7. What if I miss a dose of D-Worm?
a) D-Worm is given as a single dose usually prescribed by a veterinarian. In case you miss a dose, administer it as soon as you remember. Never administer a dose of D-Worm different from the one your veterinarian prescribed.
D-Worm is for animal use only. Keep away from children and pets.
The product is effective only against adult worms found in the intestine; it does not remove larval stages that are migrating.
The treated animals should be periodically checked by a veterinarian for roundworms and other parasites.
Do not use D-Worm on animals more than twice a year, except when the vet recommends it.
Seek veterinary advice before using D-Worm on pregnant or severely debilitated and old animals.
Do not administer in puppies and kittens younger than 6 weeks.
D-Worm should be used with caution in animals with the history of seizures.
Do not use D-Worm in animals with a known history of allergy to piperazine.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Avoid freezing of the product.
BRAND VS GENERIC COMPARISON
There is a generic equivalent of D-Worm liquid available on the market. It contains the same active ingredient and comes in the same formulation. Its price is somewhat lower than the brand name counterpart. However it is always advisable to use brand name products for their reliability and guarantee of quality.
HOW IT WORKS
The active ingredient of D-Worm is piperazine, a potent antiparasitic effective against large roundworms in dogs and cats. Piperazine paralyzes the adult parasites in the intestine causing them to be eliminated with the feces of the treated animals. Paralyzed worms are alive for a short period of time outside of their host.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
D-Worm should be administered according to the veterinary and product label instructions. The liquid is meant for oral administration. It is not necessary to withdraw food prior to D-Worm administration. The appropriate amount of D-Worm liquid is mixed with food or pet treats. In some cases, roundworms can be seen in the feces of the treated animal within one or two days of administration. It is advisable to confine the pets (if possible) during that period so that the feces can be collected and removed. In case of reinfection with roundworms, the treatment may need to be repeated after two weeks.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
D-Worm liquid is administered orally, and the dose is determined according to the animal’s weight. Weigh the animal before administering D-Worm to ensure proper dosing.
2 1/2 lbs. or less
7 1/2 lbs.
1 1/2 teaspoons
The active ingredient of D-Worm liquid is piperazine (Dipiperazine-sulfate). 1 mL of D-Worm liquid contains 4.25 mg of piperazine.
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