Beaphar Worming Review: Easy To Use Syrup For Your Pup

Tired of trying to force your dog to eat there tablets, wrapping it in meat in the hope they wouldn't notice!

I know the feeling, my dog is too smart as well. 

Hence the reason I changed to a liquid format, and in this review, we will provide you with an in depth analysis into Beaphar Syrup with its pros, cons and key features! If you want to know what we think is the best liquid wormer then it's on this page.

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Beaphar Worming

Overall Rating:


Good for puppies

​Side effects

​Easy to administer

​Effective

​Price

​Where to buy

PROS

  • Chocolate flavoured syrup
  • Beaphar is vet approved
  • Value for money
  • Available over the counter

CONS

  • Some reported side effects
  • Needs to be used in conjunction with other wormers

We have conducted extensive research, so you can choose a safe alternative to traditional dog de-wormers.

Read on to see the results and why more dog-owners than ever are choosing natural de-worming treatments for their dogs

What Is Beaphar Worming Liquid

Beaphar Worming Syrup is an authorised veterinary product which provides effective safe treatment for roundworms in dogs.

The chocolate flavouring and handy pump dispenser makes it easy to administer and fantastic for dogs who won’t take tablets, just put directly into the mouth or mix with your four-legged friend’s food.

There’s no need for fasting before use and it can be given to puppies from the age of 2 weeks onwards.

Key Features

  • Beaphar can be bought over the counter
  • Vet approved
  • Can be given to puppies from 2 weeks
  • Chocolate flavoured

Beaphar Syrup For Dogs - Detailed Review

Can it be given to puppies - Star Rating 4/4

Roundworms and puppies are inextricably linked, and these spaghetti-like parasites can cause stunted growth, weakness, diarrhoea, a dull coat and in severe cases intestinal blockages.

Beaphar syrup for worming is a great option for ridding puppies of roundworms. It can be administered from 2 weeks of age and then fortnightly until they reach 3 months of age. The handy pump dispenser means the medicine can be given directly into the mouth, ideal for young puppies who are not weaned and may find tablets difficult to swallow.

Side effects - Star Rating 3/4

Beaphar syrup is considered safe for dogs, in fact many vets recommend the product. However during our research we found that some owners complained of their pets being ill after taking the medicine.

Dogs are often not themselves after worming, this is because both the chemicals and evacuation of the worms can irritate the lining of the intestines causing stomach upsets.

Beaphar side effects to watch out for include;

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sickness
  • Diarrhoea

These effects are usually short-lived, you may notice worms in your best friend’s stools or vomit, but this is nothing to worry about as it proves the worming syrup is working.

In extremely rare cases a heavy infestation may cause an intestinal blockage (especially in puppies) this will result in abdominal pain and persistent sickness. If you suspect a blockage, get in touch with your local vet straight away.  

Keep an eye on your pet

Very occasionally dogs may experience an allergic reaction to Beaphar wormer, this is serious and requires immediate medical attention as your pal can go into shock quickly.

Signs include;

  • Pale gums
  • Excessive panting
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
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You can find some handy first-aid tips if your dog goes into shock here

Any wormer, including Beaphar has the potential to be toxic when too much is administered, so it is vital to give the correct amount for your dog’s body weight. NEVER, exceed the recommended dose!

If you have any worries about your dog after deworming with Beaphar syrup, contact your vet!

How easy is it to administer - Star Rating 4/4

Beaphar’s chocolate flavoured syrup comes with a convenient pump dispenser making it extremely easy to use. It can be given directly or mixed with a little food.

Instructions on how to give - Step by step guide on how to give the syrup

It is essential to know what weight your dog is to establish how much of the Beaphar syrup you need to give. If you are unsure weigh yourself, first then again whilst holding your dog. Obviously if you have a fully grown rottweiler this may not be possible, so a good tip is to make a note of your pooch’s weight after a visit to the vet.

  1. First shake the bottle and remove the lid

  2. Fit the handy dispensing pump.

  3. Slowly depress the plunger 5 times, this is to prime the pump

  4. The syrup can be mixed with a small amount of food or squeezed into the mouth.

What dosage should I give?

For large and small dogs?

The pump means you administer the correct dosage of syrup whether you have a small dog or a giant breed, each depression has sufficient worming syrup for 0.9kg of your dog’s body weight.

So, for an 8 kg dog you would need 9 depressions of the pump.

It does take a whole bottle of Beaphar to treat a large dog, so it is probably more suited to worming smaller breeds.

Is it effective against all types of worms - Star Rating 2/4

Beaphar syrup is effective against roundworms only, although the company do have worming granules and tablets which are effective against the other common types of worms. These include

  • Tapeworms
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
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Because puppies need to be treated at a young age (2 weeks) and roundworms are the most common type of worms in puppies Beaphar is a great option when tablets and granules are not the easiest to administer at this age.

Price - Star Rating 4/4

A cost-effective alternative to prescription worming treatments, Beaphar syrup comes in a 45ml bottle which is enough to treat a large dog such as golden retriever once or a 5 kg dog like a shih tzu, 6 times.

A single bottle of Beaphar costs around £5 but you can purchase in bundles which will save you money. This a great way for breeders or owners of more than one dog and as the multi-packs come with up to 12 bottles it offers terrific value.

Remember, you will need to buy other products if you want to treat for tapeworms, whipworms and hookworms.

Where To Buy - Star Rating 4/4

Beaphar syrup is sold just about everywhere, Amazon offers some great online deals and all the major online pet stores and pharmacies stock this product

Some reputable places to buy Beaphar online include;

www.amazon.co.uk

www.petsathome.co.uk

www.viovet.co.uk

www.petsupermarket.com

www.jollyes.co.uk

www.fetch.co.uk

The good news is; most local pet shops, high street retailers such as Wilkos, Boots and supermarkets stock Beaphar so you can pick some up when you do your weekly shop in Asda, Tesco or Sainsburys where you will find worming products in the pet-aisle.

How Does It Compare

Beaphar compares favourably with alternative worming treatments and this chocolate flavoured syrup has the advantage of being easy to administer especially for young puppies who are most susceptible to roundworm infestations.

Do Over The Counter De-Wormers Work

There is some controversy about over the counter worming products like Beaphar syrup with many proclaiming prescription medicines are much more effective.

Here's The Deal

By law, all pet worming products have to go through stringent testing for safety, effectiveness and quality before they can be sold. This occurs whether they are sold by pharmacies, vets or supermarkets.

So, you can rest assured that Beaphar worming products are effective and do what they say on the packaging

You May still need Tablets

You will have to buy additional worming tablets if you want to treat other intestinal worms. It is a good idea not to use all the treatments on the same day as the active ingredient piperazine may inhibit the effectiveness of pyrantel which is found in many dewormers.

To see the best dog worming tablets its here: dogsbarn.com/dog-worming-tablets/

Should I Buy

Absolutely, Beaphar is an effective roundworm treatment recommended by vets, the syrup is easy to administer and can be bought either online or on the high street. The product has dozens of great reviews with dog owners liking the quick results and value for money

It is more cost effective than obtaining worming treatments from the vet, but it does only eradicate roundworms, so you will have to use in conjunction with a good wormer that kills tapeworms, whipworms and hookworms.

Especially good for worming puppies and small dogs, you may find the amount of Beaphar syrup needed for larger breeds (over one bottle) may be easier given in granules or tablet form.

Ingredients

This over the counter dewormer is an oral solution with the active ingredient Piperazine Citrate; which is non-toxic and efficacious preparation for control of roundworms in dogs. Beaphar ingredients include the excipients   

  • Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate - 0.040% w/v
  • Ethyl Parahydroxybenzoate - 0.010% w/v
  • Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate - 0.005% w/v
  • Butyl Parahydroxybenzoate - 0.015% w/v

Now there is some controversy about these as they are known parabens (cancer causing agents) however in the tiny amounts indicated here they are generally considered safe.

What Are Roundworms

Ascarids or to use their common name roundworms usually affect all dogs at some point in their life and most puppies are born with roundworms.

This is because even if the mother is worm-free, these pesky parasites can lay dormant in the body tissue for years passing to the pups either in the uterus or via the mother’s milk.

Roundworms can be contracted in lots of different ways, making them hard to control and easily spread.

They can be found in dog faeces, contaminated soil and are also carried by other animals such as rodents, birds and rabbits.

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This video explains the life cycle of roundworms in dogs

How Do Roundworms Affect Dogs

Roundworm usually reside in your canine companion’s digestive tract, depriving them of nutrients, but they can burrow into other organs.

The toxocara canis larvae move into the lungs to mature where they will eventually be coughed up and re-swallowed. This enables them to re-enter the intestines and complete their life-cycle. 

Don't Let Them Lay Their Eggs

Many dogs show no signs of a small infestation but as a female roundworm can lay up to 200,000 eggs, it will not remain small for long. You may notice these worms in your pooch’s stools or vomit and other symptoms, especially in puppies include;

  • Pot-bellied appearance
  • Weight loss
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
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    Diarrhoea
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    Lethargy
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    Dull coat

Did You Know

Humans can catch roundworms from dogs

Roundworms can pose a serious health risk to humans, especially children, like eye, lung, heart and neurologic problems.

Children should never be allowed to play where dog faeces may have contaminated the soil and, when owners clear up after their pooch they should wear gloves or immediately wash their hands. As you can see it is essential to keep your best pals’ roundworm-free for their health and yours.


Tips For Preventing Roundworms

  • Regular deworming: Puppies need to be wormed at 2 weeks of age, then fortnightly thereafter until 3 months of age to get rid of the larvae. After that, they must be treated 3-4 times a year for life.
  • Butt sniffing - they all do it, but there is a chance your pet may inhale roundworm larvae from an infected dog or cat, so try keep their noses away from the bottoms of potential pals.
  • Practice good hygiene - It is essential to keep your canine companion’s living area clean, remove any poop from your yard immediately.
  • Watch what they’re eating - Don’t let your dog scavenge and try to discourage their consumption of wildlife, terriers especially have a tendency to catch and eat rodents and birds. If you have a hunting dog, they will need treating for worms on a monthly basis.
  • Be observant - Never let children play in places where there is dog faeces and always make sure they wash their hands after contact with dogs and puppies.

Final Thoughts

Beaphar worming syrup is safe to use on all dogs including puppies from 2 weeks of age, pregnant and lactating bitches and adults although you may need over one bottle for larger dogs, so it is best suited to small and medium sized breeds.

Although some reviews state there are side effects with Beaphar including vomiting, this is the case with many over-the-counter worming products and in most cases, these are mild and do not last long.

We think the stand out features of this product are; the syrup can be given to young puppies and because of the taste can be easier to administer for dogs who don’t like taking tablets

This liquid dewormer is effective against roundworms and can be bought in most pet stores, online and in supermarkets. We think it offers terrific value for money, the bottle contains enough to treat a litter of puppies or a small dog up to 6 times.

Overall, this flavoured worming syrup a good option for getting rid of roundworms and when you check the reviews you will see many buyers agree.