Dog Roundworm Removal With Pyrantel Pamoate

Kill dog roundworm infestations with Pyrantel Pamoate. Pyrantel Pamoate is a key ingredient in heartworm medications and de-wormer brands. The medicine paralyzes the nervous system of parasitic worms preventing them from attaching to their host's intestinal lining.

Information on VEDCO Pyrantel Pamoate or Nemex 2

Medications containing Pyrantel Pamoate are oral medications. Dogs don't usually mind the taste of the liquid medication, making it easy to administer. Do not administer the medication to puppies younger than three weeks.

The correct dosage of Nemex 2 is one teaspoon per ten pounds of weight. VEDCO is three milliliters per 50 pounds of body weight.

The paralyzed worms exit the dog's intestines in their fecal matter. Give your dog plenty of water to help keep stool as soft as possible. If you skip a dose, do not double up. Signs of overdose include:

Loss of balance and coordination

Rapid panting

If you suspect your dog has taken too much dog wormer, contact your veterinarian.

Dog Roundworm Medication Side Effects

Side Effects of Pyrantel Pamoate are rare. Nausea or vomiting occur when taken on an empty stomach. Give the medication with food when possible. Serious allergic reactions include:

  • Facial swelling
  • Hives
  • Pale gums
  • Severe, sudden diarrhea
  • Shock

If you suspect an allergic reaction, call your vet.