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    Default Toy Poodle, 10wks Old - Worming Question:)

    Hi,
    Lucy is 10weeks old and I have had her for 2 weeks now I bought some exelpet ezy dose monthly all wormer for puppies/dogs today. It says it is suitable from 6 weeks old. She weighs less than 2 1/2 kg....the dose on the package says one chew per 10kg of weight and an additional chew for each 10kg of weight. Now, does that mean the initial dose is one chew regardless if she weighs 2kg or 8kg....or does it mean I should quarter the chew because she is 2 1/2 kg ??

    Sorry to sound stupid...I am stressing over this
    Just found this forum last week...its been very helpful so far but cant find anything specific to what I am asking so sorry for starting another thread if this has already been discussed.

    Julie

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    It is always safer to give slightly more than too little. Worming drugs have very large safety margins which means more than the recommended dose is safe but too little means it won't be as effective as it should.

    I always round the dog's weight up and give that dose.

    I would give your little one about a third of the 10kg chew.

    If you wrap the remaining part in airtight wrapping you can use it for next time. Keep the packet and the expiry date with it though.

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    Congrads on having a Toy Poodle, lovely dogs, very intelligent. Really loving and full of life. Need lots of stimulation. I have a 2yr 9mth old Apricot boy, he's an absolute joy. Definetely don't give her a full tablet, A third of one tablet as already said will be plenty.

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    Thank you for the help regarding Lucy's worming chews. She has also had a bath today and looks like a fluff ball right now ! She is a champagne colour, probably lighter than what is regarded as Apricot ? Anyway she is the sweetest little dog I have owned two miniature poodles in my life, both males one black and one chocolate. Cant believe how small yet very 'dog like' she is

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    Lucy would be gorgeous i like the champagne. When we got Charlie he was 5" tall and a ball of fur. He got nicknamed ughboot. His full height is 12" ( long poodle legs) and he's very much a dog. Muddy puddle , surf and sand Post some photos when you can.

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    photos photos photos please!!

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    Yes I agree would love photos............
    Have fun with your pup.......

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    I have added a small picture of Lucy as my avatar - dont have anymore on my pooter at this stage but am hoping to get some soon
    Lucy went to the groomers today for a little introduction to the clippers, I am told she went quite well and they ended up clipping her nails and feet. She looks more like a lamb now

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    She is adorable but be warned they are the smartest busiest bundle of curls I'ver ever come across.
    When I got my first(now own 3) I had a totally wrong idea about them & thought I had a lap dog, lol........ My Milly is the best sheep herder we have & if we don't keep her busy she drives our chooks & cats mad herding them, lol.............
    They are just great charactors & very with it never missing a thing that goes on.

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    Yes, she is a bundle of curls thats for sure and sooooo switched on already...she really takes notice of what we say to her and watches everything

    I had a poodle 20 yrs ago called Ruffles. He was a miniature chocolate poodle...from a kennel called Montravia in England (I am English and bought Ruffles over here with me). He was a gorgeous dog as well....thought he was the bees knees though after his visits to the poodle parlour

    So far Lucy has the softest, most placcid, loyal temperament....I am so lucky.

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