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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Hi all, I am new to this forum, so let me tell you a bit about me first. I am 28 years old and I currently live in Las Vegas with my wife, our tortoise 'Nima' and our Holland Lop Dwarf Rabbit 'Pancake'. We live by the university in a large house with half acre lot. We both go to school and I am a contractor.

I bought a GSD a couple weeks ago and this little puppy 'Sonny' is my first dog ever. I picked him up from a ranch in Lancaster, CA and he had ticks all over his body when I picked him up, so I drove to a vet immediately and had them all removed and got him vectra for three month dose and they prescribed some antibiotics for the scars he got from the tick removals. When we came back home I signed him up for a great one year health plan at Paradise Pet Hospital but couldn't start his vaccination until 3 days ago because of the antibiotics. He is 9 weeks old, eats Royal Canin Puppy food, and currently weighs about 13 pounds.

After he got his first set of shots the vet also suggested a deworming medication and took a fecal sample for further checkup. When we came home he started acting lethargic and slept even more than he did before and at night his poop included a massive amount of large adult roundworms for the first time. Unfortunately he is not house trained yet and he pooped on the carpet. He has passed the worms now and the poop is back to normal and he also has another dosage of the deworming medication than he will receive 10 days after the first one. I didn't clean the carpet because his poop is solid and doesn't leave a residue. But I heard the larvae of roundworms are not visible and I was wondering if it is possible for him to get reinfected by the carpet so I want to know if I should get the carpets washed professionally and if that even helps.

Thank you very much in advance and I just want to say that I am very excited about this website and also about this beautiful majestic creature.
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