hi guys, i wanna know if it's safe to deworm a pregnant bitch?
This is a tricky question. You will get a different answer, depending on who you ask. Many breeders, that I know personally practice deworming their bitch during pregnancy. But there are also those who dont.
If you are using tablets, there are some brands that indicated they are safe to use on a pregnant bitch...and there are some that say they are not.
If you ask most vets locally, they would say dont do it.
The ones who deworm during pregnancy, usually follow this schedule. Deworm before mating, deworm 10 days before whelping, and deworm 4 weeks after whelping. If you are going to do it, I would recommend you use a worming tablet that clearly states on the instruction label, that it is ok to use during pregnancy...I would not use a dewormer that says dont use during pregnancy (they may have an ingredient inside that could hurt the pups). Or I would go with a vet that can deworm the dog with a known safe dewormer during pregnancy.
Then again, this is at the discretion of the owner of the pregnant dog. It is after all your choice in the end.