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MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
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As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Jan 16, 2017
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: deworming with two different brands

Question:I have a roundworm dewormed and a separate tapeworm dewornr. Can I use both at same time? Or should I do it with space between. How long if so

Answer:I like to space dose between wormers by one week

Date: Jan 16, 2017
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: De-worming Puppies

Question:My Puppy is almost 5 months old, she was de-wormed by a vet when we first got her, and she is on a monthly heart worm medication. Is there anything else I need to do to prevent worms in my puppy, or is the monthly preventative enough?

Answer:In my experience and opinion, monthly preventative with all around heartworm and intestinal dewormer is fine. I would have periodic stool checks once to twice yearly at vet to make sure clear of parasites

Date: Jan 11, 2017
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Kitten

Question:This is my first kitten. We got him from a friend's neighbor who's cat had kittens. I believe he is around 3 months. What is the best worm medicine to give him since I know he hasn't been dewormed yet and Im afraid of getting worms from him. Thanks

Answer:Some good options include pyrantel, strongid or nemex. I have also used panacure liquid safely in young kittens

Date: Jan 9, 2017
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: cat worms

Question:why does my cat keep getting worms, I worm him , flea him and in no time he has them again. he is an inside cat

Answer:I would have stool checked at local vet to make sure you are using right wormer for the conditions. Tapeworms can be hard to get rid of and may require a few worming rounds with praziquantel as well as if cat gets fleas again in future, they may come down with tapeworms again

Date: Dec 30, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Dewormer With Antibiotics

Question:Can You Give Cats Dewormer While Being Treated With Antibiotics.

Answer:I Have Not Had Problem With Giving Cats Dewormer While On Antibiotics, Although Best To Check With Local Vet Who Is Treating Your Cat, Who Knows Your Cat Best And His Medical History

Date: Dec 27, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: My Cat Has Worms

Question:My Cat Has Small Worms About The Size Of Rice Sometimes They Hang From His But Or Fall Out Where Ever He Sits. He Also Has A Sour Smell Coming From His But. I'm Worried Because I Am Pregnant. I Can't Afford To Take Him To The Vet. So I Wanted To Know Based On My Description I Just Gave You About The Worms Is There A Deworm Medicine That I Can Buy For Those Particular Worms Have Has

Answer:You Can Try The Wormer Known As Droncit Or Praziquantel, As This Sounds Like The Common Feline Worm Known As Tapeworms, But Always Best To Take To Vet For Exam And Proper Stool Check To Make Sure No Other Type Of Worms As Well.

Date: Dec 24, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: When Will My Chihuahua Puppy Get Releif?

Question:I Have A 8 Week Old Chihuahua That Was Not Taken To Vet Or Given Her Shots Prior To Me Getting Her I've Had Her Less Than A Week And It Seems She Has Worms Not Sure What Kind So I Researched Online And Found Tractor Supply Had Dewormer I Purchased Sentry Worm-x Ds And Because She Only Weighs 2lbs I Broke Down Instructions On Dosage To Her Only Getting 1ml ...is This Treatment Gonna B Effective And Only A Single Dose??..and She Just Started Today Been Whining And Scooting Across The Floor Poor Thing Is Miserable..how Soon After Giving Her Dewormer Will She Have Some Relief? Thank U For Ur Time.. sincercely Concerned Pet Parent

Answer:I Would Not Worm This Puppy With Over The Counter Wormers Like This. I Would Recommend A Proper Vet Exam And Evaluation, Stool Check For Specific Type Of Parasites And Best Wormer. I Have Found That The Broad Spectrum Wormer Panacure C From 1800petmeds Works Best For Most Of The Common Worms In Young Puppies.

Date: Dec 16, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Does My Dog Have Worms?

Question:Hello, My Dog Is A 10 Year Old Mastiff Mix. She Recently Has Presented With A Slightly Bloated Stomach, Eats Grass To Make Herself Sick And Has Recently Thrown Up Partially Digested Food. She Also Has Been Trying To Rub Her But Across The Floor. I Was Wondering If These Were Symptoms Of Worms Or If It Just My Dog Being Weird. She Does Not Have An Allergy To The Food Nor To Any Of The Shampoos Or Ear Cleaner We Use On Her Regularly. Thank You For Your Time.

Answer:She Could Have Anal Gland Impaction Causing Scooting, Not Likely Worms. As For Bloating And Eating Grass, You Should Have Full Vet Exam For Possible Blood Workup To Make Sure Nothing Else Going On. Vet Can Also Express Anal Glands. Bring Stool Check For Parasites To That Visit

Date: Dec 13, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Finding Right Med

Question:My 13-lb Dog's Tapeworms Stop With A Treatment Of Panacur (3-day, Proper Weight). But They Show Again In Stool In About 6-8 Weeks. Is This Success Or Wrong Med?

Answer:Some Species Of Tapeworms Are Not Covered By Panacure. I Would Redose With Panacure, But Also This Time Consider Adding An Additional Wormer Praziquantel Or Droncit. If Worms Still Persist, Then See Your Vet For Evaluation And Stool Check

Date: Dec 9, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: How To Treat Roundworms

Question:I Have A 7 Year Old Cat That Is Mostly Indoor But Does Spend Some Days Outdoors. He Just Vomited Up Two Roundworms. What Would You Recommend I Treat Him With? also, I Have His Brother And Two Kittens In My Home. What Precautions Should I Take With Them? thanks!

Answer:I Would Worm All Cats In House With Approved Safe Wormer Like Pyrantel, Strongid, Or Nemex To Name Common Safe Labelled Brands. Repeat Worming Dose Again In 2 To 3 Weeks

Date: Dec 6, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Lose Stool

Question:My 8-month Old Kitten Has Lose Stools. He Was De-wormed By A Vet 3 Months Ago. Is It Possible He Still Has Worms? He Lives Outside And Eats Mice From Our Rural Property. I Feed Him High Quality Food Mixed With Friskies. He Is Very Active, Healthy Coat, And Good Weight. Eyes Are Clear, No Mucus.

Answer:He May Still Have Worms. You May Want To Try Broad Spectrum Wormer Like Panacure Liquid For 5 Days, Which Covers Wide Variety Of Worms And Gi Parasites. Also Put Him On Probiotic Like Fortiflora Mixed With His Food From 1800petmeds. If Loose Stools Persist Or Dont Improve Or Worsen, He Will Need Vet Recheck And Workup For Chronic Diarrhea

Date: Nov 17, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Wormer

Question:I Need To Buy A Wormer For My Cat Without A Prescription What Can I Get That Will Treat All Worms?

Answer:No Wormer Treats All Worms, But Probably The Best To Try Would Be Panacure C Granules From 1800petmeds,, As Even Though Labelled For Use In Dogs, Is Fine To Use In Cats

Date: Nov 3, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Roundworms

Question:Once My Dog Is Worm Free And I Put Them On A Preventative..... Is It Best/safe To Deform My Adult Dog Every 3 Months Even Thought The Dog Will Be On A Monthly Preventative? thank You For Your Time.

Answer:I Personally Dont Routinely Overworm Dogs Like This For Roundworms. Most Of Time These Worms Occur In Young Puppies And Are Rare In Pets On Monthly Standard Heartworm Meds Which Also Control And Prevent Intestinal Worms As Well In Most Cases.

Date: Oct 30, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Worms In Puppies And How It Would Affect A Indoor Cat

Question:I Have A New Puppy Which I Have Been Told Has Round And Hookworms, I Am Treating The Puppy With Heartgard And It Is Working, I Am Wondering If I Need To Worry About My Cat, She Is Three Years Old And Is A Indoor Pet Only. Please Adivse And What I Should Do. Thank You

Answer:Cats This Are Much Less Susceptible, Especially If Cat Lives Inside And Uses A Litterbox Not Exposed To Puppy's Stool. In Any Event, Would Not Hurt To Broadly Worm The Cat With Pyrantel Or Nemex

Date: Oct 14, 2016
Category: Worms
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Worms In A Stray Cat

Question:We Have A Stray Cat That We Have Starting Feeding. He Has Worms Coming From Bottom. I Used Some Revolution On Him Last Month, But They Have Returned. What Is The Best Thing We Can Do To Get Rid Of The Worms From A Stray Cat

Answer:I Would Worm Broadly With Panacure C(ok To Use In Cats) Or Panacure Suspension From 1800petmeds, As Well As Praziquanatel, Which Is Also Wonderful For Tapeworms.


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