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Is it safe to give my cat and dog over the counter dewormer medicine?

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IzzeAddy

Asked by IzzeAddy at 12:20 AM on May. 31, 2009 in Pets

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  • Yes it's safe and a lot cheaper then going to the vet.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 12:23 AM on May. 31, 2009

  • I like the website: drsfosterandsmith.com

    They have dewormers that you can trust are doctor-approved.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 12:25 AM on May. 31, 2009

  • I use them and it works fine for us! In fact our vet even offers one you can get over the counter lol but for a lot more
    Sarahedger

    Answer by Sarahedger at 3:04 AM on May. 31, 2009

  • Thanks, I wasnt sure since some pet sites said that OTC meds could kill kittens. We gave it to her last night though and she is fine today.
    IzzeAddy

    Answer by IzzeAddy at 10:01 AM on May. 31, 2009

  • It's actually not safe. I have three dogs and would never give them that. I buy only organic now. I used Hartz Sargent Gold flea shampoo on two of my dogs and they went into shock. Neither could swallow and were drooling all over and both started convulsing. I had to bring them to the vet and she said never to use over the counter stuff again. It IS NOT safe.
    keb7

    Answer by keb7 at 11:55 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

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