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Worms - help!!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by KatieGeorge, Jun 28, 2020.


  1. KatieGeorge

    KatieGeorge PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, I am not sure if this is the correct place for posting this...

    Anyhow I have a 9 week 2 day old lurcher puppy.

    I took him to the vets for a health check and to be flea'd and wormed on Monday 22 June. I was given Advocate and I applied it to him when I got home.

    On Friday 26 June he vomited a couple of worms (roundworms) and then I noticed one in his poo. They were alive. I called the vet and they prescribed me some stuff for tapeworms just incase as these aren't covered by Advocate.

    Anyway on Saturday there were one or two worms in each of his poos.

    Last night he went to bed at 8pm and didn't move until 5am today for the toilet. He wouldn't eat or drink and went back to sleep at 5am. I called the emergency vets and explained he was lethargic, not eating/drinking and has worms. The vet gave him an anti sickness injection (even though he had only been sick once on Friday). The vet told me that the worms will start to decrease in numbers and frequency.

    Around 4 hours after the vets he vomited around 10 worms, then there were around 10-15 hanging out of his bottom.

    My concern is that the Advocate taken 7 days ago hasn't worked as the worms are still coming out alive - surely they should be dead by now?!

    I rang the vet back and he said they cannot give him anything for worms because he will overdose him. However, he told me that they should be decreasing not increasing. Something in my gut is telling me it's not right.

    Please can someone help me as I am going out of my mind with worry. Should the worms be coming out dead/paralysed after 7 days of deworming?
     
  2. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    I'd be asking for Panacur from the vet. This is OK on their tummies and has a special dose for dogs with a worm burden. You can get it online too as it's not prescription only.
    Sounds like it was a nasty burden so it may well take time for them all to die as they will have kept breeding.
     
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  3. KatieGeorge

    KatieGeorge PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for your reply. I went and checked the name of the stuff the vet gave me for the tapeworms and it was Panacur!! They told me this was specifically for incase he had tapeworms and I stupidly didn’t even think to look it up myself! He started the Panacur on Friday which now explains why they all came out in abundance yesterday. He is like a new dog today. 3 more worms this morning but fingers crossed he’s over the worst of it.
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    I always use Panacur ,I would get some Panacur for the next time he needs worming I get mine from VETMED:)
     
  5. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    That's great! The packet should tell you how to dose for a burden (or you could probably find it on the internet). I find Panacur the best wormer for sensitive tums and always have it in the house.
     
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