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A Question re Worming Tablets

Our lurcher, who'll eat anything anytime, and frequently does, hates the so called beef flavored Drontal tablets we normally use. We've tried everything including wrapping them in cheese, pate etc., physically pushing them to the back of her throat and holding her mouth closed , and mixing them with her kibble. She can take a large lump of cheese hold her mouth closed, and she'll regurgitate the tablet without the cheese about a minute later.

Has anyone any other ideas, or is there another worming tablet that is acceptable to the Pet Passport Scheme we could try? We neeed to order some more for the end of the month.


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I would speak to my vet first. Re the Pet Passport, our experience is that the vet abroad normally supplies the tablet. If you can find something your dog will swallow then certainly take it with you but the vet will be under no obligation to use it. You would need to take the packet as they have to enter the batch code etc. But they are used to dealing with reluctant animals and should be able to get the dog to swallow it.

A "spot on" type where the wormer is a liquid and is administered to the dog's skin on the back of the neck is a good alternative.

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Grind the tablet into powder and mix with its food??????

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Give him 3 or 4 knobs of butter without the tablet in it one after the other encouraging him with "good lad" each time. This will work him into a little frenzy of gobbling the butter up.
Then surreptitiously give him a knob with the butter inside it

Butter doesn't need chewing like cheese and the greedy monkeys tend to swallow it straight away without chewing and so dont detect the tablet inside and the butter masks the smell to a degree.

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I would speak to my vet first. Re the Pet Passport, our experience is that the vet abroad normally supplies the tablet. If you can find something your dog will swallow then certainly take it with you but the vet will be under no obligation to use it. You would need to take the packet as they have to enter the batch code etc. But they are used to dealing with reluctant animals and should be able to get the dog to swallow it.

A "spot on" type where the wormer is a liquid and is administered to the dog's skin on the back of the neck is a good alternative.

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We've always taken our own tablets and never had a problem with a vet. If you know of a 'spot-on' worming treatment that is acceptable to DEFRA I'd love to know about it.

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Grind the tablet into powder and mix with its food??????

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That wouldn't be practical at the vets Andy.

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Give him 3 or 4 knobs of butter without the tablet in it one after the other encouraging him with "good lad" each time. This will work him into a little frenzy of gobbling the butter up.
Then surreptitiously give him a knob with the butter inside it

Butter doesn't need chewing like cheese and the greedy monkeys tend to swallow it straight away without chewing and so dont detect the tablet inside and the butter masks the smell to a degree.

Hope this works
That might be worth a try, although we normally use easy spread
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You could try Milbemax tablets instead of drontal. The tablets are huge and look like sausage pillows. Might fool him.There is an injection available that can be used instead, sorry, I don't know what it's called, you could check with your vet.
Luckily we don't have any problems as our dog will eat anything.

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For the pet passport it has to contain Praziquantel so that means Milbemax, Droncit or Drontal Plus.
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Also, my vet gave me a pack of generic Milbemax last year without me noticing. The French vet wouldn't administer it as it wasn't licensed in France despite having the exact same ingredients.
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