What is Kiwof used for?
Kiwof is an oral anthelmintic medication prescribed to treat roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm infections affecting dogs. It operates by paralyzing and killing the worms within the body allowing them to be eliminated through regular digestive processes. Your veterinarian may recommend this medication be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Kiwof?
Kiwof should be used exactly as instructed by your veterinarian and the instructions included with the packaging to ensure the safest and most effective results. The correct dosage will depend on your dog's age, weight, current health, and the severity of its symptoms. These should be administered orally (using the included measuring device for the solution). Thoroughly clean the applicator and your own hands following each use to prevent the solution from contacting your skin or mucous membranes. When giving the tablets, do not split or crush them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. It is also important to observe the solution before each use to ensure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Ask the veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Kiwof?
Although uncommon, Kiwof may cause side effects in some puppies such as:
Contact the veterinarian immediately if any serious or worrying symptoms occur such as faintness, severe diarrhea, vomiting, hair loss, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical assistance in life threatening situations to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Kiwof is only meant to treat dogs and should never be administered to other animals including humans. Do not use this medication to treat dogs that are allergic to its ingredients or that have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are suggested to bring your dog in for a body check before beginning use to make sure it does not have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Kiwof. Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the pet and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant or nursing, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.