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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 06:32 PM
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Wolfstraum, they always have me give 1cc for every 21 pounds. It's a real pain because I usually start them when they are 4-6 pounds so I round up to 7 pounds and give them 1/3 of a cc. Sometimes only 1/5 of a cc, so maybe I need to check out that dosage again.

The reason I remember this is because I do the bitch at the same time, and the thing is graduated to 3 ccs so I add a little bit more to worm the bitch. Anyhow, I freaked at one point when I realized that I double dosed a litter and called the vet and they said the stuff is very safe not to worry about it.

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everyone in this scenario tried to save money.

the family that had the pups -- don't want to say what is on my mind - it is not good !
toss the pup out as soon as possible

who knows what other issues there are .

who knows what the temperament is like .

New owner you have just encouraged people like this to continue because there is $$$ in it for them.

My thought is - get this pup to the vet because I bet it has never had a health check . For a worm load to be that heavy you can bet the pups nutrition has been compromised. Likely the pup was on the worst , cheapest food possible . You may want to know if the pup has a good heart, whether or not it may have a hernia , take a stool sample in to test for ALL worms .

It is not going to cost you 300 $$$'s . Not for worming .
Hopefully your dog is okay and hopefully poor breeding and raising will not cost you many $$$$$'s down the line.
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there are only 2 types of worms visible to the eye....

roundworms - long thin spaggetti type worms - most common and what the OP saw and described

Tapes - look like rice grains - often seen on the dog's rear quarters...occasionally will be thrown up...they are wider and sort of a zipper like appearance

Hooks and whips are only seen under a scope...not as common in a puppy....yes, they CAN have them - but most pups have rounds....they can have the others, but not commonly while most do have rounds

Worked in vet clinics - small animal and equine on and off most of my life, spent 4 years at Penn Vet putting ex through.....

Strongid is very very safe wormer - often it is given in double and even triple doses for heavy worm load.....unless they have some different brand that has a different concentrate - normally it is 1 cc per 10 pounds....

Pup should definitely go to vet for check up and to get started on vaccinations

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there are only 2 types of worms visible to the eye....

roundworms - long thin spaggetti type worms - most common and what the OP saw and described

Tapes - look like rice grains - often seen on the dog's rear quarters...occasionally will be thrown up...they are wider and sort of a zipper like appearance

Hooks and whips are only seen under a scope...not as common in a puppy....yes, they CAN have them - but most pups have rounds....they can have the others, but not commonly while most do have rounds

Worked in vet clinics - small animal and equine on and off most of my life, spent 4 years at Penn Vet putting ex through.....

Strongid is very very safe wormer - often it is given in double and even triple doses for heavy worm load.....unless they have some different brand that has a different concentrate - normally it is 1 cc per 10 pounds....

Pup should definitely go to vet for check up and to get started on vaccinations

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Strongid (pyrantel) covers everything, correct? "Broad spectrum"? Except Tapes which is why you have "strongid - t" which is strongid + praziquantel?
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i think the OP should change their user name. i don't think it's
appropriate for this type of forum. OP, take the pup to the Vet.
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Strongid (pyrantel) covers everything, correct? "Broad spectrum"? Except Tapes which is why you have "strongid - t" which is strongid + praziquantel?
I think mine is Strongid T and it has a different dosing than Strongid.

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