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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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New puppy. Worms!

Just got Zelda this week and she is almost 6 weeks. We got a 3 inch worm from her stool and immediately went and bought medicine but can't give it to her yet as she hasn't reached her 6 weeks just yet. Well tonight she vomited and it was like something out of a horror movie. The puddle was about 3 inches across and it had a whole bunch of worms in it and the whole bunch was alive and moving. Immediately gave her the medicine.
Advice? Vet is obvious I know but won't be able to go until Monday. Or is it more serious then we think?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 11:12 PM
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Get Pyrantel Pamoate. It is the best and safest, even in 2 week old puppies.
Where did she come from??
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Get Pyrantel Pamoate. It is the best and safest, even in 2 week old puppies.
Where did she come from??
I'll look for that. Is it sold anywhere specific?
Where did she come from? We go her from someone who had a liter. Not a breeder just a normal family who had puppies.
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I am not sure. I get it online...but maybe a feed store.
Good question - what did you use for wormer? Does it go by weight??

Safeguard is another good one, but get the powder which is a packet of 3, sold at Petsmart and probably PetCo and feed stores.
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How sad. She's too young to be away from mom and her siblings. And a good breeder would have wormed her already. All of these back yard breeder stories break my heart.

I'm sure the wormer will work quickly. Good luck.


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I had a puppy puke up worms at 6 weeks. The vet would only deworm for one worm at a time because he was worried about to many dying off at once and causing a blockage. I would absolutely not screw around deworming her myself and take that chance. I still remember how concerned that vet was. I could not believe the amount and size of the worms that came out of her little body. Call your vet in the morning.




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I wouldn't wait for Monday. Worms are normal in puppies, but that is a pretty serious infestation and you are probably dealing with a number of types. Much better to take the puppy in, than getting something off the internet, or at a feed store.

I use strongid, I get it from the vet and usually start worming at 3-4 weeks old and by the time they go home at 8 weeks, they have been wormed 3 times, one of them by the vet, twice by me. I continue worming them every 4 weeks thereafter until they are fully immunized.

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How would one worm for "only one worm at a time"?
Unless the dog had rounds and tapes.
But even then, tapes don't come out in clumps like rounds do.

And I agree...do it sooner than later. Just be sure to follow the dosing instructions to a T.

(Strongid is Pyrantel Pamoate)

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I know that some have suggested I use panacur at some point besides just strongid.

I get nervous when pups have symptoms from a worm infestation. To me a pup with worms is no big deal, worm them, but if they are having symptoms, then the infestation is great enough to go up a level in severity, and I wouldn't be comfortable with a young puppy having vomiting from worms, I would want a vet on board.

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How would a vet worm differently?
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