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peppersmom1889

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I have been reading a lot lately about de-worming being ineffective and unnecessary because of worms becoming resistant to the de-worming drugs and drugs only work on certain worms. I have also read that these drugs can be damaging to dog's immune system and cause other problems. I was interested to hear everyone's thoughts on this and what you all do to prevent worms. Right now I have just been giving Pepper diatamacous earth daily and she has not been de-wormed. 


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A lot of times, a raw fed dog has a high enough immune system that they don't often get parasites. Have a fecal done first to see if you need to de worm, then you if you want you can use wrm clear, made by Homeopet. 


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Thanks for the recommendation, yes I have been planning to get a fecal exam done. Hopefully no worms!


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I beeline it was found on this forum but don't quote me... Regardless, there is one of the coolest articles about Guinness beer and deworming. It's out there on the that ole new fangled whatchamacallit inter web.
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I've just started the Guiness beer thing. I'm doing it for heartworm prevention, but I'm not sure about it as a dewormer otherwise. I will look into that part of it.


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Are the dog parasites becoming resistant too? It's been a nightmare relearning worming protocols for horses, especially since no one can agree on anything. I don't want to have to do the same thing with dogs too! 


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They do seem to be getting resistant to de worming ingredients like horses. Horses aren't recommended to be wormed near as much as they used to, so if they are, I would suspect dogs as well. Pesticide junk wasn't working AT ALL for fleas, so I have switched to garlic tablets from springtime. So far so good! 

 

And guinness beer for heartworm prevention too. I'm pretty sure those chemicals don't work at this point either. I think they have all been used so much, so commonly for so long parasites just aren't affected by them anymore. 


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Great... 

I do worry about how we are going to keep our animals parasite free with the resistance happening. I have never felt a need to de-worm my dogs since they have been clean for as long as I have had them, but we do have fecals done and our vet isn't worried about parasites either. The pony, on the other hand... Since their parasites come from their own food when turned out, it's harder to just let them go without wormer. 


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