The Best Worming Tablets for Dogs You Can Buy Online in the UK

Sick of coming home to find your dog wiping their bum on the carpet?

Need a bit of help finding the best worm treatment for dogs? It's a common mistake to assume all dog wormers will get rid of these pesky parasites. But it's not true.

Even the best dog worming tablets may only be only suitable for certain types of worms worms. Read on to find the correct worm medicine for your canine or puppy.

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Before we start, we hope this article and the products on it provide some help to you. Also, this site may collect a share of sales from some of the links on this page, but at no extra cost to the buyer. Finally, at the time of publication, all items and prices were accurate.

Regular worm control is something every dog owner will come across, and is 100% necessary to keep your dog healthy and parasite free.

Below, we have extensively researched to find the best wormer for dogs to buy online or over the counter. 

Lets take a look...

Reviews of the Top Brands in 2019

SaleBestseller No. 1
Bob Martin Clear 3-in-1 Wormer Tablets for Dogs (Pack...
408 Reviews
Bob Martin Clear 3-in-1 Wormer Tablets for Dogs (Pack...
  • Give 1 tablet per 10kg (22lbs) bodyweight.
  • The tablets should be given directly in the mouth of your dog.
  • Weigh your dog carefully before calculating the dose.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Beaphar WORMclear Tablets for Large Dogs
278 Reviews
Beaphar WORMclear Tablets for Large Dogs
  • Kills both roundworms and tapeworms
  • Use from 2 weeks of age and weighing more than 3kg
  • Meaty flavoured
  • Effective in One Dose
  • For dogs up to 40kg
SaleBestseller No. 3
Johnson's One Dose Easy Wormer for Dogs and Puppies, 6...
276 Reviews
Johnson's One Dose Easy Wormer for Dogs and Puppies, 6...
  • A single dose treatment to kill both roundworms and tapeworms
  • For larger breeds of dogs and puppies from 6kg up to 40kg
  • One Dose Easy Wormer
SaleBestseller No. 4
Bob Martin Clear 3-in-1 Wormer Tablets for Dogs (4...
  • A single dose treatment to kill both roundworms and tapeworms
  • For small breeds of dogs and puppies up to 6kg
  • One Dose Easy Wormer
  • Effective treatment of: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, whipworms
  • 4 Tablets per pack
SaleBestseller No. 5
Beaphar One Dose Wormer Large Dog
206 Reviews
Beaphar One Dose Wormer Large Dog
  • Treats roundworm and tapeworm
  • One day treatment
  • Vet strength
  • Suitable for large dogs upto 40kg
Bestseller No. 6
Bob Martin Clear 3-in-1 Wormer Tablets for Dogs Up To...
13 Reviews
Bob Martin Clear 3-in-1 Wormer Tablets for Dogs Up To...
  • Effective treatment of Roundworm, Tapeworm, Hookworm and Whipworm
  • Contains two tablets with each containing 150mg febantel
  • Give 1 tablet per 10kg (22lbs) bodyweight.
  • The tablets should be given directly in the mouth of your dog but can be...
SaleBestseller No. 7
Beaphar 1 Dose Wormer Tablets For Medium Dogs 2 Tablets
94 Reviews
Beaphar 1 Dose Wormer Tablets For Medium Dogs 2 Tablets
  • Beaphar One Dose Wormer is a safe and effective wormer for the routine...
  • This pack contains 2 tablets and treats a dog weighing up to 20kg
  • Beaphar One Dose Wormer for Medium Dogs is a UK authorised veterinary...
Bestseller No. 8
JOHNSONS EASY DOSE WORMER SIZE 2 (MEDIUM DOG) 2 TABLETS...
20 Reviews
JOHNSONS EASY DOSE WORMER SIZE 2 (MEDIUM DOG) 2 TABLETS...
  • ONE DOSE EASY WORMER - SIZE 2
  • KILLS BOTH ROUNDWORM AND TAPEWORM.
  • FOR MEDIUM ADULT DOGS
  • FREE POSTAGE & PACKING
  • FOR DOGS FROM 6-20KG IN WEIGHT
Bestseller No. 9
Bob Martin Clear Wormer Tablets for Dogs, Small Dogs &...
71 Reviews
Bob Martin Clear Wormer Tablets for Dogs, Small Dogs &...
  • Small Dog & Puppies contains 4 x 100mg tablets. Suitable for puppies and...
  • For best results: Veterinarians recommend that adult dogs be wormed...
  • All in one dewormer Effective against - Roundworm, Tapeworm & Hookworm...
Bestseller No. 10
Ridaworm Dog Tablets, One Size, Pack of 2
11 Reviews
Ridaworm Dog Tablets, One Size, Pack of 2
  • Flavoured tablets
  • Easy to give
  • Easy to split

We researched over 50 of the top dog worming brands and found all sorts, creams, syrups, tablets for small dogs, big dogs and so on. It was exhausting!

But don’t worry, we are going to walk you through a step by step guide explaining the symptoms, doses and of course, the best dog worming treatments.

It's super important to know what type of worming tablets your going to need.


Tapeworms

Worming Culprit #1


Roundworms 

Worming Culprit #2 


Almost all puppies need worming and suffer from roundworms at some point during their lives there are 2 types Toxocara canis and Toxascara leonine one of which can also cause problems for humans.


Hookworms

Worming Culprit #3 

Hookworms can cause some very serious health issues in your puppy and in some instances, can be fatal. More common abroad these nasty parasites can be found in moist wet environments like beaches and riverbanks.


Whipworms

Worming Culprit #4


Whipworms are again quite common and can affect pups of any age. The eggs can survive in the environment for several years and can be contracted either by contaminated food, water or soil as well as infected faeces from other animals.


Whipworms can be extremely difficult to diagnose because it takes months for an adult to start to produce eggs and these are passed on an irregular basis so may not be picked up even when tested by a vet. Many vets will prescribe a pet suffering from chronic diarrhoea with treatment for this parasite and some of the multi-wormers available will also get rid of these dangerous parasites.


What about Lungworm?

Lungworm is becoming increasingly common in this country and can make your pet extremely ill, in fact, 9% of dogs with a heavy infestation die.

Lugworms can be contacted in one of two ways; the larvae can be found in slug and snail trails (on average there are over 20,000 of these in an average British garden)

Here we look at top dog worming medication, as well as how often do you worm a dog, the correct dosage and prevention.

Check it out below...

#1 - Clear by Bob Martin 3-in-1 

These 3 in 1 wormer tablets come in packs of 2 and are effective against roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms and hookworms. Give 1 tablet per 10kg of body weight.

Tablet ingredients include: 150mg Febantel, 144mg Pyrantel Embonate, 50mg praziquantel. Tackling 3 types of worms this is probably the number one dog worming pill we found.

PROS

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    Scored tablets make it easy to halve
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    Suitable for all breeds
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    Value for money tablets

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    It's reported that these tablets may cause vomiting

#2 - Beaphar WORMclear 

Beaphar WORMclear are deworming tablets for dogs which are effective against roundworms and tapeworms. They can be used on dogs over the age of two weeks and should be given every 3 months in order for your dog to remain worm free

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    Vet strength Worming Solution
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    Pork flavoured
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    Affordable Tablets

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    No list of ingredients on box
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    May cause sickness and diarrhea

#3 - All Natural Worming Treatment

Not a Tablet but still a top deworming medicine for dogs. This company offer a full range of chemical free dog and puppy worming products. This 100% natural treatment is safe, easy to use and effective against roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms in all breeds. This is our top rated worm medicine for dogs.

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    No chemicals
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    1-2 years supply
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    Easy to administer

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#4 - Bob Martin Clear for Small Breeds

Deworming tablets for puppies weighing 0.5Kg-8kg these single-dose tablets eliminate roundworms tapeworms and hookworms. Used regularly as routine de-wormer every 3 months they will keep your pet worm free and healthy. 

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    Easy to use
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    Suitable for puppies
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    Kills 3 types of worms

CONS

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    Can cause vomiting

Is Droncit Recommended?

In our research Droncit worming tablets popped up a lot and for this reason we decided to do a full review on this this worming brand. Read the Droncit wormer review here.

It can be daunting to know that your pride and joy might have worms and even more scary if you don't instantly know the right worming solution.

But really, worming is common and simple enough using one of the few tablets below:


Where to Buy Online

Spoiler! They all below this section.

Don’t worry if online ordering is not your thing there are also plenty of places on the high-street which stock worming medicine for dogs. Of course, pet stores like Pets at Home, Jollyes, Pet’s Corner and Just for Pets stock dog de-wormers as do most independent pet-shops, although for some medicines you may still need a prescription.


Increasingly, these days, supermarkets like Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys also stock tablets and pills, and you can find them on the shelves of high street stores like Boots and Superdrug along with local pharmacies. Even discount stores such as Home Bargains and B & M stock worming tablets, although these will probably be limited to Johnsons and Bob Martin wormers.



  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Petsathome.com
  • PetSupermarket.com
  • Petdrugsonline.co.uk
  • Bestpet.co.uk

It is essential to administer the correct dosage when worming your pet and some worm treatments need to be repeated to ensure all the larvae are also killed. Always check the label carefully and if your pooch suffers any adverse side effects contact your vet immediately.

Common signs of worms:

  • Noticing the worms in stools or vomit
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    Pot-bellied appearance
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    Sickness
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    Diarrhoea
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    Loss of appetite
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    Dull coat
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    Weight loss
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    “Scooting”
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    Lethargy
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    Pale gums 

Q: Can worming a dog cause vomiting?
A: Simple answer yes it can, its one of the common side affects.

Q: How much are worming tablets?
A: A cheap one can start at around £5 and go up to as much as £15 for a good dewormer

What's the Correct Dosage

When administering tablets getting the dosage correct is vital, this will depend on the weight of your dog which can vary depending on age and amount of exercise it does daily, so don’t guess! Worming treatments can cause side effects so it essential to get it right.

Most worming products come in tablet form, they are often flavoured in an attempt to make them more palatable and some pooches will snaffle them up no problem. Alternatively, if Fido is not keen, you can mix them with dry food or hide them in or small chunk of cheese. Covering them with a coating of peanut butter or cream cheese can sometimes work too.

What dog wouldn't eat that! 

If you have a dog that dislikes tablets and is hard to fool, you may have to place the tablet directly into the rear of his mouth and hold shut until he swallows it down.

Worming liquids, syrups, and pastes offer an alternative and are more easily administered whilst granules can be sprinkled directly into food.

Things to consider

Always read instructions carefully as some worm tablets need to be given whole, some on an empty stomach or a specific amount of food, some are a single dose and some need to be repeated.

Here's the kicker..

It might seem obvious, but it is vital when worming to ensure your pooch has swallowed all the de-wormer and doesn’t spit it out when you’re not looking; pets can be sneaky.


The quality treatments for dogs and puppies are effective at destroying worms but unfortunately, they leave the system after a few days and the pet can become re-infected, which is why it is important to have a routine in place to protect your best friend at all times.

Many worm medicines recommend a course of treatment every 3-6 months. However, frequency of worming depends on a number of factors such as the lifestyle, age and environment.

Puppy Schedule: When to Worm Puppies 

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    Puppy worming starts from the age of 2 weeks then fortnightly until they reach 12 weeks of age, then monthly until 6 months old, after that every 3-6 months will keep parasites at bay. The best puppy wormers are usually the same as for older breeds.
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    Working pups, who come into contact with birds and other animals those which like to scavenge, who spend a lot of time in or near water, live in households with young children, or live in areas where there is a higher risk of picking up certain types of parasites may need worming more frequently
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    For older breeds, ones suffering from a chronic illness or those taking other medications, it might be necessary to administer the minimum treatment possible 

If you have any queries about , give your vet a call and discuss any worries. They will answer any questions and discuss the deworming tablets for your individual requirements.


Possible Side Affects 

Most dogs suffer no side effects after de-worming however it helps if you know what to expect.

Sickness

Many pooches throw up after being wormed, this is nothing to worry about especially if they have a large infestation as the little blighters need to be expelled somehow. Although it can be worrying to spot worms in your dog’s vomit, it means the worming process is working.

Diarrhoea

This is extremely common after worming and is perfectly normal. This is because the worms being eliminated from the intestinal tract causes inflammation which leads to poor Fido getting the runs.  This is nothing to worry about unless it lasts longer than 24-48 hours, just make sure he is drinking plenty.

What to do if they are poorly?

If your dog vomits after worming or has an upset tummy, it is a good idea to wait for 12 hours then feed bland food such as boiled chicken, white fish and rice for a day or so, until things get back to normal.  

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    Always read the instructions carefully
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    Keep fleas away (they cause tapeworms)
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    Make a note in your diary when the next treatment is due
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    Store any tablets away from pets and children
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    Practice good hygiene
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    Contact your vet immediately if your pet becomes ill after using worming medicine

Want an Alternative?

1) Syrups & liquids

Liquid DEWORMER FOR DOGS is different to tablets obviously and have their own pros and cons as well as price points. We did an extensive review of Beapar syrup which turned out to be a great worming option and that product is also list listed on our recently published liquids page

2) natural Products

There are a host of commercial worming products which get rid of worms effectively, but did you know there are natural alternatives too. As your furry friend needs worming throughout his life, some people worry that the ingredients in worming drugs may cause damage over a long period of time or nasty side effects.

To see all the best natural solutions it's here

3) Home remedies  

To learn how to treat your dog for worms at home and without going to a VET here is a good guide for home remedy worm dogs

Worms in dogs are a common problem, as we have discovered not only do they make our hounds miserable they can cause serious damage even death. try to avoid the cheapest worming tablets and use the best treatments you can afford, there really is no substitute for quality. 

John Devlin
 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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