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    Question Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    I go to a homeopathic vet. Fidget was dewormed when I bought her at 10 weeks, but the vet has not dewormed her again and was wondering if I should ask for deworming pills? I seem to remember with Pixie she was dewormed more often when she was a puppy...I could be remembering incorrectly though...
    How often should it be done? I'm just a bit worried because there are A LOT of wild rabbits around here and when we go out to the (very small) yard that our apartment has, OR to the park, she ends up finding rabbit poop. To her it is a delicacy...I usually get to her once she has already swallowed it...grr...

    Can she catch anything from eating rabbit poo?

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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    I never worm my dogs, aside from when their puppies of course, and they eat all sorts of crap. I've wondered if I should sometimes, but the vet never says they need it and they certainly appear perfectly healthy so....
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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    Quote Originally Posted by Labmom4 View Post
    I never worm my dogs, aside from when their puppies of course, and they eat all sorts of crap. I've wondered if I should sometimes, but the vet never says they need it and they certainly appear perfectly healthy so....
    Do they get heartworm meds? If so, most heartworm meds contain a broad-spectrum de-wormer. I can't imagine not de-worming a dog at least once a year. . .

    Pareeeee, do you go to a homeopathic vet or a holistic vet? Big difference there. Again, if Fidget is getting heartworm meds, check to see if your brand has de-wormer in it, and if not, do ask the vet for some de-wormer. I don't think rabbits get worms (well, I've never de-wormed my pet rabbits, at least, and the exotics vet hasn't said anything), but there are plenty of ways for a puppy to find worms otherwise.
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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    She will be starting heartworm meds soon since the cold weather is almost finished and mosquitos will be appearing...(YAY mosquitos! NOT...)
    Sorry I meant to put holistic vet, don't know why I wrote homeopathic.
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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    I don't de-worm at all never have.

    Fecals done twice a year and thats it.

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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    bolo is 17 weeks old and he has advocate which prevents and kills worms and parasites, he eats rabbit poop soil etc,he needs his monthly dewormer because I have found the odd dead worm in is poo, the vet says thats showing the medication is working , puppies are eaating machines when out so I think deworming is very important

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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    will Revolution or Heartguard prevent parasites and worms? I think those are the two commonly used ones by vets around here.
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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    Willowy ~ no, my vet doesnt recommend heartworm meds either. He says it's not a problem here. Hope I'm not being foolhardy by putting my trust in him, but I've never heard of any cases (I've looked on the internet) and none of my friends do it either, including the guide dog school.
    It does seem kind of wierd when I think about not worming; I mean, I worm my horse regularly, but not the dogs. hmmmm. Maybe I should?
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    Re: Deworming? Eating rabbit poop...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pareeeee View Post
    will Revolution or Heartguard prevent parasites and worms? I think those are the two commonly used ones by vets around here.
    Revolution and Heartgard Plus do, not regular Heartgard. But most vets use Heartgard Plus anyway.
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