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What are Roundworms?

Infection with intestinal parasitic roundworms (called ascarids) is very common in dogs. Roundworm eggs are ingested from the soil or feces. The eggs hatch and adults feed off of nutrients in the small intestines, causing digestive issues and damaging the intestinal wall. Since infection is very common in puppies, the breeder or veterinarian will normally deworm puppies as a rule. Since an infected pet can pass millions of eggs each day and the worms can also cause disease in humans, it is important to deworm pets and wash hands regularly. Dogs become infected with ascarids via ingestion of larvated eggs from a contaminated environment, such as feces, and ingestion of other vertebrate hosts that have consumed larvated eggs and thus have larvae in their tissues. All dogs should be screened for intestinal parasites, including parasitic roundworms, at least four times in the first year of life and at least two times per year in adults depending on patient health and lifestyle factors.

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Symptoms of Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworms live in the small intestines as adults. In the larval stage, they can reside in other organs including the lungs. Symptoms may not be observed at all with roundworm infection, however, the following gastrointestinal (GI) tract and respiratory symptoms may be observed:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Coughing
  • Lethargy
  • Adult worms in stool and/or vomit (adult worms are a white or tan color and can be 3-7 inches long. They have the appearance of “spaghetti.”)
Types

There are two common types of roundworm that infect dogs. Each can be carried in rodents and has a unique lifecycle.

  • Toxocara canis – This ascarid infects dogs through 4 routes: Pet eggs on feces or vomit, pet eats a small rodent carrying larvae, pup infected with larvae from mother through the placenta, or pup infected with larvae from mother through nursing. After the dog eats the eggs, the larvae hatch and enter the bloodstream. They then enter the lungs, are coughed up and swallowed, and develop into adults in the small intestine where they feed and lay more eggs.
  • Toxascaris leonine– This ascarid infects dogs through 2 routes: The pet eats eggs on feces or vomit or eats a small rodent carrying larvae. After the dog eats the eggs, the larvae hatch and develop into adults in the small intestine where they feed and lay more eggs.

Causes of Roundworms in Dogs

Dogs are able to become infected with roundworms through the following routes:

  • Eating feces from an infected animal
  • Eating an infected small rodent
  • Eating vomit from an infected animal
  • Pup infected through the infected mother in utero.
  • Pup infected through nursing from infected mother.

Diagnosis of Roundworms in Dogs

If you have noted symptoms of roundworm infection or have seen adult worms in your pet’s stool or vomit, you will want to take your pet to the vet for treatment. If possible, bring a sample of stool less than 24 hours old for the vet to run a fecal analysis.

Physical examination will usually note a swollen abdomen often seen with roundworm infection along with reports of weight loss, inadequate weight gain in puppies or coughing. If you are unable to supply a fecal sample from home, your vet can take a sample at the clinic.

The diagnosis of roundworm infection is done through a fecal floatation. In this test, a sample of feces from your pet is mixed with a liquid solution that causes the worm eggs to float to the top of the mixture. The top layer is placed on a slide and viewed under the microscope. Roundworm eggs are easily identified. A sample of feces or vomit containing adult worms is also diagnostic.

Treatment of Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworm infection is common and treatment is fairly straightforward. A variety of oral deworming drugs are available to kill the adult roundworm, including pyrantel, milbemycin, fenbenzadole and moxidectin.

Deworming medication does not kill the eggs of the roundworm. Depending on the medication’s length of action in the body, your pet may need to be treated one to three times to get rid of the adults and the newly hatched worms. In the case of the three-dose regimen, the pet will receive one initial dose, then two more doses 7-10 days apart (allowing time for existing eggs to hatch and become susceptible to the medication).

Puppies can be dewormed as early as 2 weeks of age, depending on the medication. It is important to clearly understand the instructions for the dewormer if you are planning to administer it yourself. Each medication varies in the age, dosage and treatment schedule. Using a dewormer in an animal too young for that medication can be life threatening.

Recovery of Roundworms in Dogs

Follow the veterinarians instructions carefully, being sure to administer follow-up doses of dewormer on the correct schedule. For animals who are being treated for roundworms, a repeat fecal analysis is recommended at 2 and 4 weeks to ensure that no roundworm infection is remaining.

One adult roundworm can produce up to 80,000 eggs daily, so exposure is common. Puppies should have fecal tests done every 3-6 months. Adult dogs are recommended to have their feces tested for intestinal parasites every 6-12 months.

Prevention of roundworm infection can be helped by deworming puppies early, deworming any new pets, preventing pets from eating rodents, keeping bedding and dishes clean, giving a monthly roundworm prevention (included in some heartworm treatments), and running fecal tests regularly.

Human roundworm infection is rare but possible. Direct contact with animals doesn’t normally cause infection since eggs have to be ingested after resting outside of animals for 14 days. Infection in humans will normally come from ingesting soil or feces from infected animals. Washing hands regularly is the best preventative of human infection.

Roundworms Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Keanu
Shih-Tzu
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Warm?
Strange appetite
Lethargy

Medication Used

Dewormer Chew

Two days ago my puppy went to bed late (he normally sleeps at 9 0r 10 but we put him to bed at 11) because of a dinner outing. The next day he was lethargic and we thought nothing of it. Later in the afternoon, he started to get more energy. Today, he had done diarrhea in the morning when he woke up. It was watery and smelly. He normally eats all of his food but this morning he ate roughly half his dish. After that, he did diarrhea again but this time it was very watery and no longer a solid. He's been really lethargic and he started sleeping on the cold ground instead of his bed. There are no worms on him or in his diarrhea and he has not thrown up. I was told to give him his regular dewormer chew and I did. We've only had him for one month. What should I do? Should I take him to the vet? As another piece of information, when he got his energy back yesterday, I took him to a friend's house where he met another dog who is dewormed, healthy, and clean.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various reasons for a puppy to have stomach upset which may include worms, infections, protozoan parasites, dietary issues, foreign bodies, poisoning, allergies among other issues. It would be best to monitor him for a day but if this continues it would be best to have a faecal sample taken for floatation and to have Keanu checked by his Veterinarian. Whilst young pups may be vaccinated or partially vaccinated they can still pick up other infections which can cause gastrointestinal upset, if you haven’t started Keanu on his vaccines visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Piper
German Shepherd Dog
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Round “eggs”

Medication Used

Drontal Plus 136mg (1.5 tablets)

I started noticing what looked like rice segments in my dogs stool. I have also been feeding her rice though due to recent stomach upset. I went outside and looked at her most recent stool and it had these small, round yellow “egg” looking things in her stool. I called our vet and they gave me Drontal Plus 136mg (1.5 tablets). I immediately gave it to her on Monday (12/4). I haven’t seen any worms since, but I continue to see abunch of these round yellow things. Should I do another dose? Will these go away if they’re eggs? I have her on flea and heart worm prevention that is also suppose to protect and treat all different types of worms (Heartgard Plus 51-100lbs) I just want to be sure I get this handled as soon as possible. She has normal activity level (super playful), normal appetite, and drinking water as normal. So nothing out of the ordinary. She has also shown some mucus in her stool.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If what you are seeing are similar to the image below (first link), then they are tapeworm segments; treatment for worms should be done monthly and one dose of medication will not get rid of the tapeworms. Heartgard Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel) is not indicated for the treatment of tapeworms as per the excerpt from the prescribing information quoted: “For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense).” Drontal Plus (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate/febantel) is indicated for the treatment of tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm infections in dogs. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://littlecreekvet.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/p1010259.jpg www.heartgard.com/Style%20Library/docs/Dog_information.pdf www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/productdetail/drontal-plus-tablets

My dog pooped out little white things.i would assume there parasites.but after that he never pooped out whites things again but before he pooped and tiny bit of blood it all started after thanksgiving giving him bones does he have worms?

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Turkey
Boxer
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Worms In Stool

Medication Used

Heartgard

I adopted a puppy almost 1 month ago. He has a cleft lip and palate and was tub fed from birth. I took him to the vet this week for his 16 weight check up and shots. They did not run any test on him and gave me heartgard plus and a flea and tick pill. I gave him both pills this morning and this afternoon I saw long skinny white worms in his poop. They appeared dead but not 100%. I haven’t seen any worms up to this point and I do pick up his poo every day. He was having diarrhea for a while after I brought him home but I transitioned him to a different food and that seems to have helped but now I am not sure what to think. Will the heardgard kill them and does he need an additional dose other than the monthly pill? Also, I have a senior chihuahua and small children. Any concern for them? TIA!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Puppies very commonly have parasites, and roundworms are very common. What you are describing sounds like roundworms, but it would be best to have your veteirnarian actually test a fecal sample to make sure that there aren't any other parasites present that need to be taken care of. If roundworms are all that Turkey is affected with, Heartgard will kill the adults, but he will need monthly doses of that to kill any new parasites, and to prevent heartworm disease. If your Chihuahua is on monthly Heartgard, or a similar product, you should have no concerns, but having the fecal sample analyzed will tell you for sure. I hope that everything goes well for him!

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Meeko
Long hair chihuahua
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

Took my dogs stool sample in to the vet to get checked. The vet called me two days later saying they found larvae in the stool, they said it's unknown what parasite it is because it's just in larvae form but told me I should be able to see it in the stool?? Confusing. but I told them I saw where he went poo but went to grab the container to put it in and when I went to the spot I saw him poo there was a second pile right next to it. It had been raining and they both looked fresh and almost the same so I took out of one pile. So I wasn't for sure if I had gotten the freshest sample or one that was sitting there for a day or two and that could have contracted any larvae so I asked if I could bring another FRESH sample in and The vet just told me it's unnecessary to test another sample and that I should just get the de worker. Is it possible that my dog doesn't have worms and the sample I took in was sitting there too long?!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that a sample is contaminated, but you should be deworming Meeko on a regular basis anyway according to the instructions of the product you are using. A more logical approach would be to use a wormer (according to instructions) and then to take another sample afterwards to make sure it is clear. Also, clean up all faeces from your yard daily until you get the all clear. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My puppy pooped out a huge glob of worms and weird stuff. He's been to the vet. He is on his last round of dewormer. I was wondering if this is normal and he just pooped the rest out?

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Smores
Australian mix
3months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

my 3 month puppy threw up 2x yesterday. A very foul smell and it was all watery and I noticed a worm. He's been very lethargic and will not eat since yesterday. Only drinks water. I took him in to get a dewormer and have the 3 day dosage that follows it. Will that help or should he be taken to a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Complete the three day dosage for worms but in two weeks I would suggest worming again with something like Drontal Plus which you would get from your Veterinarian which would be more effective that over the counter anthelmintics; afterwards you should worm and give flea & tick spot on treatments regularly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baby
Pomeranian
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

We have 3 adult poms, and one adult had a baby. The baby (8 weeks old) had a fecal test done and has round worms. The vet said she’d never seen a puppy with so many round worms. We have treated with 7 days of panacur. When do we have to redose her and the rest of the dogs? After the next redosage, should we be fine or do we have to keep treating over and over to kill any possible larvae? Do I have to worry about my kids playing with any of the dogs and catching them?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Typically we dose Panacur (fenbendazole) for three days, normally dosing occurs in weeks two, five, eight and twelve; you should give another three day dose at twelve weeks and then each month until six months of age. You can discuss any details with your Veterinarian when you go back for a booster vaccination in a few weeks. Your children can play with the dogs, but ensure they don’t put their hands in their mouth whilst playing and make them wash their hands afterwards / before eating. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-455689

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Cusco
Belgian Shepherd
7 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

worms in poop

Medication Used

Na

I just bought my puppy and found out he has worms he's 7 weeks and we went to the vet Yesterday to make sure he wass ok and they told me he has round worm they gave him a pill to get rid of them. 4 hours after we got home he pooped and I found tons of worms in his poop. Does this mean he is passing them threw and should he get more medicine I'm concerned about the amount of worms I saw in poop. Im very concerned.. how soon should we test again to see there gone

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Cusco passed the worms after taking the anthelmintic there is nothing to worry about, this is just him passing them out. The type of medication used will indicate whether a second dose needs to be administered (different products work differently). Make sure you pick up all faeces in your garden during this time immediately after defecation. A stool sample can be taken to your Veterinarian after a week to see if there are any eyes present and if further treatment is required; I would recommend monthly stool tests for three months just to be safe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My family has recently adopted a husky Australian Shepherd mix and was wondering if the anti work meds for round works can cause damage to her

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Don
Golden Labrador
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Worms In Stool
Vomiting

My pup doesn't want to eat but he does drink water. He was still energetic then and plump but now he became so thin and he vomits with worms in it also when he defecated, there was a long white worm and the stool was liquid. After he vomited his food which he ate in the morning, which was lesser than he normally does, the next vomit was yellowish liquid then the next was white liquid. It's already midnight and I'm very worried if he can still make it through in the morning for me to send him to the vet which won't be open till 9 in the morning. The symptoms appeared 2 days ago but I wasn't able to go to the vet clinic. Should I force him to eat? Can he still make it?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If there is an emergency clinic near you, it would be good to have Don seen as soon as possible. Whether his signs are caused by the roundworms, or an infectious disease, he seems to be deteriorating quickly, and puppies can become dehydrated very quickly. If there is not an emergency clinic near you, you'll need to be at your veterinarian as soon as they open. Yes, it would be a good idea to at least force feed him water to stay hydrated until you can have him seen. I hope that he is okay.

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Zeke
Catahoula poodle
8 Weeks
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Sleepiness
Loss of Appetite

My 8 week old puppy has been sick for 3 days now. He will noy eat and he is sleeping so much. He has lost a lot of weight but has only puked a few times. I'm not sure what's wrong with him ..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms which may include bacterial or viral infection (even simple infections can cause severe symptoms in puppies due to a weak immune system), parasites, stress, dietary changes, malabsorption among other conditions. If Zeke’s symptoms continue or he isn’t getting hydrated, you should visit your Veterinarian for a once over and also discuss vaccination if you haven’t done so already. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog is 4wks and 3 days she just pooped out a pile of round worms as pop is this good gave her meds earlier today

I was giving two puppies that a friend found in a abandoned house out of state. I gave them deworming medicine but apparently it didn't work like we thought it did. Now the worms are bigger only one puppy though. I couldn't afford the vet bills so I tried to do it myself. But now I don't else to do. They are coming out only at night when she is laying down. She is constantly licking herself down on her area. She doesn't eat that much but she is very active and hyper jumping all over the place. What do I do:/

My cat had round worm. I gave her medivine. She takes her second dose this week... how often should I give her the medicine to kill all the worms

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Lila
Boxer Lab
6 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Roundworms

I just recently rescued a puppy and I took her to the vet the other day, they gave her interceptor plus, it's suppose to prevent worms, she just used the bathroom and there was a big long round worm in her stool, it wasn't moving at all, i don't know if I should be concerned or not, if this is her getting rid of them, how many should she pass??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Anthelmintics (worming medicine) doesn’t prevent worm, it kills any worms that are in the body and when used properly will ensure that your puppy will stay worm free. For a few days after giving an anthelmintic you will see some worms in the stool, but it is important to give regularly and after seeing a worm have a faecal sample checked for signs of eggs. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

A neighbor gave me a rescue puppy ,she's very active,eats all the time & sleeps often but she's still skinny( I can feel her bones!) .could she have tapeworms?

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Bailey
Blue Heeler
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Vomiting
Roundworms

My pup started vomiting this morning (all slobber) and then had round worms in her feces. All she wants to do is lay around and not move because when she does, she pukes more. Took her to vet who sent us home with dewormer and and said to give to her an hour before her eating, though the vet never looked at her or did ant tests. Gave her the meds but she won't eat and hasn't in almost 24 hours. She is drinking water but you can tell she's miserable. Should i try a different vet or give these meds a chance to work?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms in a young pup of Bailey’s age isn’t unusual and you should ensure that the treatment is given as directed and that Bailey remains hydrated; a day or two without food won’t cause any long term issues but ensure the worming treatment is given and that Bailey doesn’t vomit it back up. A loss of appetite may be due to a large number of worms causing discomfort in the abdomen, I would give it a day or two before returning to a Veterinarian; if Bailey becomes distress, doesn’t move, other symptoms present, stops drinking etc… visit immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ollie
Standard Poodle
8 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Shallow Rapid Breathing
Loose stools
Swollen Abdomen

We just brought home an 8 week old puppy. Breeder has dewormed him 3 times but I still suspect worms. If I go by the every-other-week schedule, he's not due for another deworming until next week. I also have an appointment scheduled for vaccines and such with the vet next week. My question is, is deworming him NOW with over-the-counter meds safe even though it's only been 1 week since the last dose? Or should I just wait until his vet appointment? Would an extra week cause irreparable harm? He's eating, drinking and acting normal otherwise.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There should be no need to give another anthelmintic to Ollie until next week as scheduled; if you are suspecting worms take a faecal sample to your Veterinarian for a simple floatation examination. If you see worms in the faeces, obviously this should be brought to your Veterinarian’s attention; without examining Ollie, I cannot recommend breaking the worming schedule. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jerry
Bullmastif
1 Month
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomitting
Diarhea

Medication Used

Domperidone before
Megazole 1ml
Metronidazole 1ml after

We bought a puppy of 35 days old to our home. For first 6 days it was very well playing and eating milk foods. On 7th day it didnt take any food and we put vaccination to our puppy then it started vomiting and diarhea next day it was vomitinh little round worms and the vet prescribed megazole 1 ml after giving medicine still it has diarhea and vomiting symptoms. It is not taking any food. It didnt eat for more than 2 days so what to do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is quite common for puppies to have worms, treatment with an anthelmintic from your Veterinarian would clear up the infection; pet shop brand may not be effective enough. Make sure you clean up all faeces immediately after defecation as reinfection from the environment can occur after recovery. If Jerry isn’t eating (and possibly not drinking), he may require fluids and supportive care from your Veterinarian. Young puppies are more susceptible to problems as they are still growing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pemberley
Shepherd mix
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

We adopted a puppy from shelter in late February. She is current on shots, but she just vomited live roundworms. She has no other symptoms (very active, normal stool, healthy weight gain). We have already purchased dewormer to administer to her. How can I clean area where she vomited (tile floor) to sanitize and disinfect? Do I need to throw away her chew toys and purchase new or can those be disinfected?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Roundworms can be quite scary, especially when your loved one vomits up a bunch of worms. It is important to immediately clean up any vomit and faeces immediately after defecation to prevent the eggs remaining in the environment. Regular cleaning of toys, blankets and other items on a regular hot wash in the washing machine is usually sufficient (make sure it is safe to do so); also steam cleaning carpets and furniture can help too. After about a week or so after treatment, take a stool sample to your Veterinarian to ensure that there are no signs of eggs in the faeces. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sky
Border Collie
8 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Our dog is 8 months old new to our home and vomiting up round worms, we took her to the vet she has had her first dose of medication, she vomited round worms again yesterday.. she has had some in her stool but they are dead, the ones in the vomit are alive, we have another dog who is 6, my question is how long do we have to keep them separated for? Do they need to be separated for a specific amount of time?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would keep your dogs separate until two weeks after the last dose of anthelmintics from your Veterinarian, at which point have a sample of faeces analysed to make sure that there are no eggs present in the sample. During the treatment for sky, I also recommend treating your other dog for roundworm (and parasites in general). After the course of treatment and all clear from your Veterinarian worm your dogs regularly (according to a manufacturers schedule) to ensure that your dogs have adequate coverage. Remember that any eggs that have been shed in the environment may remain viable for a long period of time. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I took my dog smoke to vet Friday because he wouldn't eat and start pooping direea. He was diagnose with round words. He gave him some dewormer now my dog won't eat and dropping weight he hasn't eaten in two days! He trying to cough sounds like I hear a rattle in his throat!! He looks bad any suggestions don't the worms make him not eat for two days, he is just throwing the dewormer up

How long do you keep the dog from other dogs

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Loco
pitbull
8 Months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None

Is it okay to give my puppy deworming medicine if he doesn't have worms? I have an 8 month old puppy named Loco that is up to date with his shots and is perfectly healthy, but we just got a new puppy about 6 days ago that is about 4- 5 weeks old and has roundworms. He is scheduled for shots next week and has recieved roundworm medecation from the store. It seems to be working perfectly because many dead and few alive worms are passing through his stool. I clean the area to the best of my ability and wash my hands regularly. My concern is that before I found out the puppy [diamonte] had round worms Loco played with him a lot and still does and I don't know if I should separate them until his next dosage in 2 weeks or if it's okay for them to be together under supervision. Also, I have Loco dewormer just In case he had came in contact with diamonte feces. Is that okay or will it harm him since he doesn't have round worms?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is best to give both of your dogs deworming tablets (anthelmintics) on a regular basis; depending on the product used this may be every month to every three months (if dogs go to the forest or other at risk areas, worming should be carried out more often). Give Loco a worming tablet now and everytime Diamonte receives a tablet, Loco should too; afterwards you should worm them regularly depending on the product you are using. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Titan
German Shepherd
14 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

Medication Used

Strongrid

I came home from work this morning to puke and worms in his kennel, so I took him up to the vet. They gave me Strongrid to give once today then in ten days give the second dose. Only thing he’s been able to keep down is water, and if he tries to eat anything he throws it up in the next 10-15 minutes. I’m worried of him losing weight because of him throwing up anytime he eats.... Is this normal or should I take him up to the vets again?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That is not normal for a puppy, no. He may be having problems dealing with the parasites, but puppies are also susceptible to contagious disease and intestinal problems. If he is continuing to vomit after eating, he should be rechecked to see what might be causing that problem. I hope that he is okay.

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Baxter
Sheltie
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Roundworms

Is it necessary to deworm your dog if he is already taking interceptor plus? He was given interceptor last month and passed 2 dead worms. He had a stool sample tested this week and the vet said they found a few round worm eggs. They recommemnded giving him a dewormer even though he is scheduled to take another dose of interceptor plus in 2 weeks.

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Hazel
Chocolate lab
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Whining
Worms In Stool
Vomiting

We just got this sweet girl two days ago. She is AKC and the seller said she was up to date with shots and everything. Paperwork included. But that she would need more care in a week. We have a 5 month old daughter. What do we do to protect both our sweet girls?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Keep your two girls separate, clean up any faeces immediately and wash your hands after handling Hazel before handling your daughter. Visit your Veterinarian’s office and get an anthelmintic similar to the link below which is safe to use in puppies.
www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/productdetail/drontal-plus-tablets

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Ying-Yang
Shih Tzu
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

White worms in stool, mild redness of eyes

My puppy is two months and I think that he has round worms. When he poops I've seen little worms that are sometimes dead in his stool. I don't have the funds to take him to a vet right away so he's been drinking a natural remedy of wormwood and black walnut mixture. Would that be okay to clean him out?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Whilst black walnut and wormwood are becoming popular for use as anthelmintics, there efficacy hasn’t been proven. Finding a product containing milbemycin or fenbendazole (most likely at a pet shop) would help to give a more powerful push to remove the worms from Ying-Yang’s body; if after use the worms persist, visit your Veterinaran. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

How long after they have been wormed should you see them expel the dead worms. I wormed my 8 week old 3 days ago and had his stool rechecked already and it’s clear of eggs but I have seen no worms.

I had gotten my 8 week old puppy and he got treated for roundworm a week ago today I saw a live worm, after when he did get dewormed he threw and poop a lot of them out, the Vet told me to give him another dose in two weeks and I still have a week to give it to him. Just want to know if it is normal that today I seen a live worm in his poop

Brought a puppy home today and noticed him scratching his but on the ground, so I picked him up and noticed he has worms. Taking him to the vet tomorrow. Are my kids at risk of getting worms as well?

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Shadow
American Bulldog
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Weakness and Bloody Feces
Weakness Bloody Feces

My American Bully Pup is six weeks and Is infested with maggot like worms. He is the last survivor we have from a liter of 8. Which as been dying on a day-to-day basis. He is so week that he could barely walk but he was moving way more than the other pups. He keeps down his food very well but when he poops its a little bit of blood what does that mean? What could we do to build back up his strength to normal? Is there a such thing of to much dewormer for a pup infested with worms?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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You can overdose a dog on dewormer, depending on the dewormer that is being used, and some parasites require a specific medication to get rid of them. Maggots are not killed by dewormers, as they are actually fly larva. It would be a good idea to have Shadow seen by a veterinarian to determine what is going on with him before it is too late. I hope that he is okay.

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Fergus
Bernedoodle
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

2 weeks ago we found roundworms in our dog’s stool. He has no symptoms at all but the worm itself. We immediately called the vet and explained what we saw and our pup was prescribed Heartgard Plus. He received his first dose on immediately and is due for his next dose tomorrow. 2 days ago he started having diarrhea. His behaviour hasn’t significantly changed and he is still eating, drinking and playing, but the diarrhea has not subsided. Could the diarrhea be caused by the worms still? Or is this likely something different? He will be taking his next dose of Heartgard tomorrow, but we want to make sure we know the cause of the diarrhea and if it’s related to the worms/deworming.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs may have diarrhoea for a variety of reasons and sometimes it may be just due to something they ate from the floor or a bug they caught etc… other times worms, medication side effects among other causes may lead to diarrhoea. I wouldn’t be too concerned if there are no other symptoms and it would be fine to give the treatment tomorrow; however you should visit your Veterinarian if you have further concerns. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chevy
Pit
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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My dog is not eating or driking and has no apitite
What can i do to help him i dont want him to die.

My dog is not eating or drinking he was throwing up but not any more i dont kniw if he has parvo or worms i dont have money to spend on a huge bill. What i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Chevy, I cannot give you any assurances that he doesn’t have worms, infections or foreign bodies; puppies of Chevy’s age may indeed have worms, are prone to infections like parvo (generally you would see diarrhoea too) and they like to consume anything and everything which may cause an obstruction which would cause a loss of appetite and vomiting. I would strongly recommend you visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost to check him over and if you haven’t started speak to a Veterinarian about vaccination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moe
Chihuahua
5 Weeks
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Round worms in feces

Medication Used

homeo pet
how I grow her hight & health she is low in this

Have 5 week old puppies and I think the mom passed them round worms . Their stomach gets bloated and they have vomited a few times. One pooped out live worms.I can't afford to take to vet too many pups. I took in dogs that I didn't know were pregnant. I am giving them homeo pet because they are less than five pounds and otc meds are for bigger and older puppies. Can I give them something different that i can get over the counter because I don't think this medication is working.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Depending on your location you may be able to get Drontal Oral Suspension for Puppies which is dosed at 1ml/kg or 0.5ml/lb. It is very difficult to recommend over the counter products as these may change by region and I cannot really recommend anything else as I haven’t examined the puppies and therefore cannot prescribe or use other products off label. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-446573

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Kate
Golden Retriever
9 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Roundworms

We recently got a puppy who has roundworms (diagnosed by stool sample at vet). The puppy has been given Heartguard and Strongid and will be rechecked in 2-3 weeks. The problem is that the puppy licked my children's cheeks and chin on our car ride home before I knew anything about these worms. In addition, she had two fecal accidents in the house which I cleaned with hot water and spray cleaner but I am reading that it is almost impossible to kill the eggs. My daughter accidentally bit her nail after touching the top of the puppy's head. I have read that eggs must mature in the environment in order to be able to infect someone but on the way home from where we got her she sat in the car and on the kids' laps, licked them etc. and I have no way of knowing if she was walking through or sitting in matured eggs before we got her home. I am very scared that they have contracted or will contract the worms and will develop the manifestation of the worms in their eyes and be blind. I am worrying myself sick over this and haven't slept well in 3 days. I have stressed the importance of washing their hands and they claim to be washing them every time they touch the dog but I just know one of them will forget on some occasion. I have steam cleaned my floors (laminate) but I don't know if the steamer gets hot enough to kill the eggs. I also clean up all poop immediately but since the poop is soft it is hard to get every last bit. She is currently pooping on the concrete so it will be easier to clean and receive direct sunlight. Can you please provide some reassurance?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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While infections in humans with roundworms do occur, they are incredibly rare, especially if you consider the probability that almost every puppy born has roundworms at some point. We routinely deworm dogs and cats to get rid of these parasites, and the medications that we use are thankfully quite effective at killing them. The chances that your children have been exposed to any level of danger are very slim, although of course good hygiene is recommended, and if they are showing any signs of eye irritation or diarrhea, they should see their pediatrician.

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Duke
Black Labrador
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

My dog is 8 wks old today. He just finished a 3 day dewormer treatment monday. We'll he still has diarrhea and isn't eating like he should and lethargic. He threw up a long white worm Monday and pooped out the same kinda of worm back to back. Is it safe to use a different kind of dewormer on him now or wait a wk or so before I dewormer him again? Or could this be something else wrong with him? Don't really have the $ to take him to the vet right now so trying to play this out carefully

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Worms are a common problem in puppies and a puppy over eight weeks of age would be able to take many of the anthelmintics on the market. If Duke has roundworms, milbemycin (Trifexis) is approved for use in puppies over eight weeks and five pounds; it would be best to give it some time before you start another dose of an anthelmintic, also Trifexis contains spinosad which has been known to cause a reaction with off-label use of ivermectin so the ingredients of the previous wormer need to be checked too. After treatment, it is always best to have a faecal sample checked by your Veterinarian; also you should be looking to get Duke his vaccinations started too if you haven’t already. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jax
Australian Shepherd
7 Years
Fair condition
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My 7 year old dog found an bear paw on Saturday in the forest and ate it before I could get to him. He seems to be okay and is eating,drinking, and pooing normally, vitals are normal. Should I be concerned about possible roundworms or ? His rabies shots are current and he is in good health.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most probably Jax would be OK given that there hasn’t been any symptoms showing signs of anything serious; as far as worms are concerned, it is always best practice to worm dogs more regularly when they are frequently visiting forests, farms or other areas where they may be at higher risk of infection. There are many different products available for worming dogs, speak to your Veterinarian’s Office about the best choice for Jax. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moe
Labradane
6 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Worms In Stool
Vomiting

Medication Used

Interceptor plus

My Puppy is 6 weeks old and we found long worms in her stool and vomit. Took her to the vet and he confirmed it was roundworms and gave her a dewormer as well a dose of Interceptor plus heartworm medicine to give her later. We’re wondering if we should give the heartworm medicine to her now (it’s been around 20 minutes) or wait an hour, since we’re not supposed to feed her an hour after receiving the dewormer. We don’t want her to puke up the medicine.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is a good idea to separate the medications, so that if she does vomit, you know which one was the cause. You can safely give her her heartworm medication tomorrow.

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Abby
Lab Husky mix
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

I just got a puppy and found a round worm in her poop what is something I could buy that will help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You can find a good anthelmintic containing pyrantel pamoate at any pet store, make sure that it is suitable for puppies and follow the dose carefully; usually a dose every two weeks until the worms are gone. I recommend visiting your Veterinarian with a faecal sample when you suspect there are no more worms to check for eggs (you can do this at a vaccination visit). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dani
Australian Shepherd
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

I just adopted a puppy from a reader yesterday and she had been treated for round worms. However tonight I noticed 3-4 little white worms on her back legs and around her tail. Does this mean she needs to be treated again soon? Or does that happen even after treatment?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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After treatment with an anthelmintic, worms may still be visible in the faeces for a few days afterwards; ask the breeder which anthelmintic was used and give another dose as indicated in that specific product information. Worms in puppies is not uncommon, but it is important to clean up any faeces immediately and to clean Dani of any worms she may have in her hair and around the anus. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

So the worms was on her back legs and around her butt not in her stool. I don’t think he answered the question

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Willis
Australian Shepherd or Mini or Toy Australian Shepherd
1 Month
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Worms In Poo

I just got a puppy a couple of days ago and i didnt see any worms till yesterday and 90% of the worms were dead and a gaint pile hes australian sheperrd pot mix

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Parasites are quite common in puppies, and it would be best to have Willis seen by your veterinarian - they can examine his stool sample, determine what type of parasites he has, and treat him for them.

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Marley
Pit Bullmastiff
7 Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Hello

My pet is 7 weeks and have roundworms and I have a 6 year old dog that is not the mother is it possible that the puppy can give us humans and my other pet roundworms:?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Roundworms are spread though feco-oral contamination, and are commonly spread to other dogs. less commonly spread to people, as you have to somehow ingest feces, and would only do so through poor hygiene. It would be best to have both dogs tested and treated if necessary, and wash your hands frequently until everyone has been treated.

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Princess
Pitbull mix
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Diarrhea
Mucous in stool with blood
Coughing

I got my puppy when she was about 4 weeks old. She was fat from her belly but skinny elsewhere, shes not skin and bones. I started to see her change, vomiting her food, having diarrhea i thought, maybe it was her food or virus shots we have been giving her. As the weeks went on she had the same symptoms and developed mucous in stool she started coughing out of no where which i thought maybe food was stuck in her throat. Today I have seen a large worm in her stool but it was dead and i dont know if it was alive when it came out. The worm resembled spaghetti and Im almost certain its roundworm. I am very worried for her health. I dont have money at the moment to take her to the vet.
What can I do to get her health back?
How can I deworm her at a low cost?
Can puppies die of round worm?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ideally you should be giving Princess an effective anthelmintic like Drontal Plus (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate/febantel) which is a broad spectrum anthelmintic which is effective against tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm and whipworm infections in puppies that are at least three weeks of age and weigh at least two pounds. Drontal Plus is by Veterinarian prescription in the USA, but speak with your local pet shop to see what similar products they have over the counter that will be just as effective; follow the instructions of any product you give to Princess and it is best practice to have a faecal test done after two or three weeks to ensure that there are no remaining worms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.bayerdvm.com/show.aspx/productdetail/drontal-plus-tablets

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Truffle
pomeranian cross
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, loss of appetite
Noisy Breathing

My pup hasn't been eating after being dewormed with roundworms. She has been drinking though. What should i do to make him eat? Should i just wait it out? Is it ok to give my pup vitamin c? Help please. Thank you. I hope you can help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is normal for some loss of appetite for a day or so after deworming, especially if vomiting etc… occurred. In rare cases of severe worm infestations, dead worms can block the intestinal tract leading to pain and discomfort which in turn causes loss of appetite. If this continues you should visit your Veterinarian for a checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

He vomitted live and dead worms yesterday, too btw

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Kasi
Australian Shepard and German shepard
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Strange breathing
Roundworm in feces
Swollen abdomen

My puppy is just under 6 months old and we had brought her home the end of May. As soon as we got her I noticed the pot bellied appearance, very mild red eyes, and not a lot of weight (thought it was the previous owner not taking very good care) also her feces is always normal, she does breathe heavily and I hear a mild wheezing occasionally. we've had no problems with her as she's a very energetic playful puppy. We've only ever fed her dog food (no people food) and I've never seen her eat a dead animal. Two days ago I saw a dead round worm in her feces, probably 7 inches long. She's never thrown up or coughed anything up or at all, she does however get hiccups I don't know if that could be related. I'm worried about her and how to tackle this problem, I have two other dogs in the house: one is 3 years old and the other 13, should they be separated? the vet is something that's very hard to get to right now. I'm very worried and have no idea what direction to go in. If you could just give any type of advice it would be extremely helpful. Thank you so much.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Finding a worm in your pup’s faeces can be scary; seven inches sounds quite long for a roundworm which are typically four inches long. It would be best to treat all your dogs regularly with a product like Drontal Plus (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate/febantel) which is by Veterinary Prescription; but this may vary depending on your location (some countries sell it over the counter or from a trained person in a pet shop). Regular anthelmintic treatment is essential to control parasites; monthly to quarterly administrations are recommended depending on the product used. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moe
American Pit Bull Terrier
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Stool
Blood in nose
Dry Nose
Hair Loss
dry skin, hair loss
Bloated Abdomen
Appetite same

Medication Used

Dewormer

My dog is. 2 she had 11 puppies 2 months ago she wont gain weight and is very skinny her bones are starting to Show she eats and drinks water but acts like is starving 1 puppie survived mother had milk fever we took the puppie to the vet they said he hook worms. Can i do to help her n weight i deworm her but her stool is still runnyX

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Did you give an anthelmintic for worms multiple times to both mother and pup to ensure that all worms were gone? Did you remove all faeces immediately after defecation to prevent contamination of the environment and reinfection? Weight loss after whelping isn’t unusual and is more noticeable when diet isn’t adjusted for lactation, but with a good appetite the weight should return with time. There are various complications which may occur after whelping which may have an effect on the mother including infection of the uterus, hormonal issues among others; I would recommend a faecal examination for worms and a general examination to ensure that there isn’t something else affecting her. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/postpartum-disorders-bitches-queens-and-neonates-proceedings

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Spoofy
Australian Shepherd
6 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Constipation

I've recently started giving my puppy nemex. He passed a large amount of worms which is good, and also eats and drinks at meal times. My biggest concern is that he hasn't pooped since then (roughly 10 hours now), but he does urinate. Should I be concerned, or is constipation part of the process?
Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Constipation or an intestinal obstruction may occur when treating parasitic worms, but you shouldn’t be too concerned unless it is 24 hours since the last defecation, Spoofy is in pain or you notice any other worrying symptoms. Keep a close eye on Spoofy for now, but if your are concerned pop into your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toby
Labrador
9 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Vomiting

I wormed my 9 week old puppy 3 days ago for round worms. I took him to the vet yesterday due to him vomiting and they rechecked his stool and said the eggs was gone. I am wondering how long will it take for me to see the dead worms in the vomit or the stool because as of now I have not seen any. They did check for parvo and he didn’t have it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should see dead worms being passed in the faces the same or the next day (up to 48 hours) after giving an anthelmintic (wormer); severe cases of roundworms may result in an intestinal blockage, but you would still normally see some worms getting brought up in vomit or passed in stool. If you haven’t seen the worms, I wouldn’t be too worried; worming treatment are usually done in threes to make sure that all the worms are kicked out, but speak with your Veterinarian about this. I just recommend having Toby’s stool checked again for parasites every few months and to treat for worms on a regular basis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Riley
Border Collie
8 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Shallow Rapid Breathing
Worms In Stool
Swollen Abdomen
Coughing

We just got a puppy from an Amish farm. She seems to have a swollen belly and we found worms that appear to be roundworms in her poop. We are afraid the vet bill may be very expensive. Are there any treatments we could give her at home to get rid of the worms?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Treating worms, along with regular worming, can be done at home as long as there are no other symptoms; since Riley is exhibiting other symptoms, I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian for a check just to ensure that the infestation isn’t more disseminated. Treatment with a product called Advocate is an effective one time treatment and then monthly preventative treatments; you would require a prescription from your Veterinarian for this. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

We just got a new puppy, when my husband brought her home, she was skinny, scared and some teeth are missing. Recently her poop has roundworms, since we got her she has not eaten as much, and drinks lots of water and is always peeing. The previous owners sold her to us for $20 and shes a german shepard. They guy just told us shes 5 months and left quick before any other questions were asked to him. What can we do to cure this?

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Princess
Pitbull mix
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Mucous in stool with blood
Coughing

I got my puppy when she was about 4 weeks old. She was fat from her belly but skinny elsewhere, shes not skin and bones. I started to see her change, vomiting her food, having diarrhea i thought, maybe it was her food or virus shots we have been giving her. As the weeks went on she had the same symptoms and developed mucous in stool she started coughing out of no where which i thought maybe food was stuck in her throat. Today I have seen a large worm in her stool but it was dead and i dont know if it was alive when it came out. The worm resembled spaghetti and Im almost certain its roundworm. I am very worried for her health. I dont have money at the moment to take her to the vet. Im going to give her drontal plus but can i give her 3 doses to get rid of the parasites for good? Because I heard drontal plus cant kill the eggs

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Treatment with Drontal Plus may be done three or four times two weeks apart to ensure that the worms are killed; it is also important to pick up all faeces from your garden so prevent environmental recontamination. After the initial treatment run, faecal analysis to check for worm eggs is best and after worming can be every three months (or more often if you go around forests or you live in the countryside). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
Labrador Husky
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Worms In Poo

Hi, we got a puppy yesterday, she’s seemed kind of down since then. This morning when I woke up I noticed she’d pooped or vomited sooooo many many many roundworms. (Long white, spaghetti looking worms). But my question is, is it possible her breeder gave her a dewormer that’s why there was so many? Or is this just how is it until she does get a dewormer??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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To be honest, the vomiting and presence of worms in the vomit and faeces may be due to a recent administration of an anthelmintic or may be an indication that Bella required one; you should contact the breeder to ask them if they used an anthelmintic (wormer) and which one so that if they started treatment you can follow up with another dose according to the product. Afterwards, regular anthelmintic administration should be done with administration with a topical spot on against flea and ticks. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chewbacca
Mixed
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Worms In Stool

I found a worm squirming around in my dogs feces this morning. My vet office is closed so I picked up some over-the-counter de-worming meds. How long until the medication will start working? Will I need to dose my dog again, and if so, when?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Anthelmintics (dewormers) usually start working within a few hours, you will see worms in Chewbacca’s stool for a day or so. The type of product you’ve purchased (there are many different active ingredients with varying efficacy) will determine if another dose is required or not and the interval between, this information will be present on the box or in the package insert; read this insert and it will mention whether or not to give another dose and when. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Isabella
Chiuahuah
round 8 to 10 years old
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Worms In Stool
Mucus discharge
Coughing

A few weeks ago i noticed some worms in my dogs stool, but i was unable to get her to the vet then. I won't be able too until this upcoming week. See I'm underage, and I'm just worried because my dog is rather old and has never had this happen to her, and I know it is roundworms but I guess i just want some helpful advice until next week. I'm worried her case may be pretty severe but i don't want to risk losing her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you are noticing some roundworms in Isabella’s stool, you could use a product from the pet shop which contains praziquantel, fenbendazole, milbemycin, moxidectin, piperazine or pyrantel. Some roundworms may affect the lungs like Toxocara canis; ideally you should visit your Veterinarian but at a minimum get a product from the pet shop and use as directed (different products have different schedules of use). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Canyon
Goldendoodle
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Diarhea

Medication Used

Tri-heart

My dog has had diarrhea for about 2 days. This morning it was more normal, then very mucus-y. Last time this happened he had a vet visit and they said it was hook worm. So I gave him his monthly de-wormer because it was due in a few days anyway and the box said to administer each within 30 days. Should I wait another 24 hours or take him into the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea and mucus like faeces may be caused by worms, protozoal infections, bacterial and viral infections, foreign bodies among other disorders; if Canyon is otherwise alright, you can keep a close eye until tomorrow but if you have any doubts or you see other more worrying symptoms visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Magnus
Boston Terrier
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Roundworms

Our veterinary clinic was closed due to a holiday weekend so we took our 7mo. old puppy to a chain store veterinarian. He was diagnosed with roundworms. She administered 1ml of pyrantel pamoate (50mg/ml) today. She gave us 3 syringes with 2ml each to give 1/day over the next 3 days. Is this typical protocol? I am worried this will overdose our 10 lb. puppy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations
Pyrantel pamoate is normally dosed at around 2.5mg/lb and sometimes up to 5.0mg/lb with a second dose being given after two or three weeks. The dosage prescribed is high, but within the safety margin of the active ingredient; if you have doubts about the treatment, you should call the prescribing Veterinarian at the chain store for clarification. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bane
German Shepherd
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hyperactive bowel sounds

My puppy is 3 months old. He was throwing up round worms yesterday so I took him to the vet and they gave him one dose of dewormer. After he took the pill he threw up a ball of dead worms and acted normal the rest of the day. Today he has diarrhea with no worms and has puked once with no worms. Now he seems very tired, hasn't ate his dinner, and has very loud bowel sounds. Is this normal? Should we see our vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bane is probably lost his appetite due to vomiting, happens to all of us; his bowel sounds will be due to an empty stomach. As long as he is remaining hydrated, he may start to eat soon. If you have concerns or he doesn’t start eating within a day or so visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I wormed my 9 week old puppy 3 days ago and had to go back to the vet due to him vomiting and they rechecked his stool and said he was clear of eggs but I have seen no worms in his stool. He had round worms

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Snowy
Maltese
6 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

worms in poop

I both a 6 week puppy today. She has pooped her 1st poop at home..she had about 6 worms in her poop. My 1 year old and 6 years old children has been playing with her for the last few hours. Are they at risk?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations

The chances of humans getting infected with worms from a dog is small but still possible; make sure that Snowy is promptly treated for worms and that you pick up any faecal matter immediately as roundworms are almost impossible to kill in the environment. Make sure that your children’s hands are clean and after Snowy has done her business, just wipe around her anus with a doggy wipe to be safe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Great information, very accurate. Thank you!

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