How often should I give my dog pyrantel? All pregnant and nursing dogs and cats should also be dewormed with pyrantel every 2 weeks while housed in the shelter or foster care. For all other adult dogs and cats, a second dose of pyrantel is recommended 2-3 weeks after intake, if still in the shelter.
Can I give my dog human pyrantel pamoate? Pyrantel pamoate and other types of pyrantel (such as pyrantel tartrate) are available for use in horses and other species. These products contain much larger amounts of the drug and should not be used in dogs.
Why was my dog given pyrantel pamoate? Pyrantel pamoate is given by mouth in dog, cats, small mammals (eg, rabbits, rodents), and birds to treat roundworms and hook- worms.
What worms does pyrantel pamoate treat? Pyrantel is used to treat pinworms (enterobiasis; oxyuriasis). This medicine may also be used for other worm infections as determined by your doctor. Pyrantel works by paralyzing the worms.