Great, Truffles has worms now...

Discussion in 'Dog Health Care' started by Squishy22, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Squishy22

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    Truffles took a poop this morning and his poop was COVERED in round worms.

    If I am not mistaken fleas can cause round worms if one is ingested. Is this correct? It would explain why he got worms since we've had this flea infestation.

    Luckily, it seems like frontline is working. The first few days after I applied the stuff, he was still covered in fleas, now I cant find one on him. Maybe it took a few days to kick in??

    Anyhow, I've got this worm medicine that Breeze sent me awhile back. THANK YOU BREEZE!! But on the label it says not recommended for dogs under 5 pounds. He is 3 pounds. Lovely!!

    Is there a medicine I can find for him at his weight? Or should I say to hell with it and go to the vet? lol.
     
  2. Fran101

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    go to the vet.

    all the puppies had round worms as well as kenya when I got her, the treatment for the pups was VERY different than for a dog more than 5 pounds.
    most likely, its a couple of syringes filled with nasty tasting creamy stuff that you give once a day for 3 days, then the next set of 3 in a week, or something like that to kill off the whole cycle of them gently but effectively

    i would definetly say GO TO THE VET. a dog his size, you don't want to take any chances
     
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    I agree !! Vet time !! With the fleas , probably tape worms will follow .
     
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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    i would definatly give the vet a call, the only dewormer ive had any luck with is pyrantel payomate...a vet can give you a better idea, with him being so tiny its always best not to take the chances.
     
  5. Squishy22

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    I was thinking the vet as well. It be easier and give me piece of mind. I dont want to hurt him by trying to get rid of worms.

    He was wormed before he come to me from the breeder, and it was by a vet, of course. So this is definitely something he just got.

    He is almost 10 months old.
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    ingested fleas cause tape worms, not round worms.
    tape worms are usually not effected by common wormer. there is a special wormer for tape worms.
    you can only get it at the vet, as far as I know. Here it is $17 a pill
     
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    ^^^ agree ...I meant to watch for tape worms too .
     
  8. Squishy22

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    Wow, ok. Thanks for letting me know. To me, they looked round. Not flat and wide like a tape worm. I will have to take a closer look next time he poops.

    What are round worms caused by?

    Sorry, dont know much about these pests. :(
     
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    I'd say vet asap, especially with 2 little kids who kiss and handle Truffles. Good luck.
     
  10. Squishy22

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    Well, its more like truffles kisses and cuddles lily. lol. Hes a baby lover.

    I'd hate too see one of my human babies pooping out worms.:eek:

    Trip to the vet is scheduled for tomorrow morning.
     
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    He should have been dewormed by the breeder at least 3 times if not 4 times before leaving them. Most breeders start deworming pups at 14 days old, because the pups get round worms from the dam's milk (even if she has been dewormed and is in excellent health ). Then the pups are dewormed every two weeks............

    Call the vet, the dewormer isn't expensive and a breeder should be shot for not deworming their litter properly, considering it is such a minor expense.
     
  12. Squishy22

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    I believe he was dewormed three times. I'd have to pull out his records.

    Is it possible that these worms could be from when he was born and just now showing signs?

    Duke, the "foster" I had last month had round worms, so its possible that truffles caught them from him somehow? I kept them apart after I noticed Duke had worms.
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmm I disagree , I took in 3 stool samples with every litter and never had worms . I hated it when their new vets wormed for no reason !
     
  14. Squishy22

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    Dogs can have worms without showing any symptoms. Worms dont always show up in their poop. You are taking a risk with their life when you dont worm. Even adult dogs need wormed every year.

    My moms pug died from worms. Worms showed up in her poop two days before she died. She was 5.
     
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    Again ... disagree ~ I've never had a vet suggest worming when their samples are clear .
     
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    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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    I have never dewormed my dog's Oldest being 7, I get them tested every year. Why give them unnecessary chemical's.
     
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    Ah ! Someone agrees with me for a change !
     
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    Write down the date and time :D
     
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    roundworms look like spaghetti noodles. If they were short little things, it's likely tapeworms. I don't breed, but new puppies/kittens get dewormed if I don't have a vaccine history. (and we dewormed the new adult cat as well, since she was outside before picked up as a stray)

    I don't do yearly dewormings on my adult dogs, though, as they aren't out and about in strange areas. I periodically have their stools checked, though, just in case. I've, thankfully, yet to have any a dog with worms.
     
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    You can disagree all you want BUT if you were breeding in this day and age EVERY Vet would recommend that you take a preventive approach and deworm pups starting at 14 days. They know for a fact that round worms are transferred from the mother to the pups and why would anyone take the risk of their litters health by not doing as recommended by the latest research??? To do otherwise imo, is foolish. I know for a fact that my dogs eat things, therefore they are dewormed and since it isn't recommended to deworm a bitch with one month of breeding we have to assume that she can pass them to her pups. Therefore deworming the pups as a preventive.

    It is like raising a baby (human) years ago, people use to put babies to bed with bottles..............now we know just how much damage that can do to the teeth. So people are advise not to do it.

    Just because something was routine, acceptable and recommended 30 plus years ago, doesn't mean it applies today.

    And if you didn't have round worms,...................you got lucky. Just the same as if you put your babies to bed and it didn't rot their teeth.............you got lucky.

    Try Googling it..........or better yet, why not call every vet in the book in your area and get their opinion.

    Here just one source:

    Roundworms in Dogs & Puppies
     

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