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post #41 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 10:40 AM
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Maybe the dying off of the worms caused some of the symtoms, I know in horses if they have a huge amount of worms dying off it can sometimes cause colic! Hope she is feeling better!


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Our GS mix was diagnosed with pano and was on treatment for almost a year before showing improvement, though he now suffers from some awful knee problems. So we are somewhat familiar with it, the presentation, and the treatment, and Thor NEVER acted like this, though he was older when the onset occurred.
That's my feeling too...it just doesn't sound right for pano...

Glad you're on top of it.
I'm a bit concerned that she's got such a heavy worm infestation. That means the breeder may not have wormed according to widely accepted protocol of deworming at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks with Pyrantel pamoate.
I can tell you in our rescue, when we have litters born or raised here, we deworm just like that.
The puppies go on to need 1-2 more wormings but by far, most of it should have already been done as they were infants.
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Yeah, she was allegedly wormed at 6 weeks, but I'm not sure i buy that. We aired in the side of caution and started her worming and puppy shots from scratch.


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Wolfus had the worms, and she was bad off like yours, including blood in the stool. She was also wormed. They can get re-infested, but also you should worm them a few weeks after the initial worming. I wormed Wolfus and after a couple days she was eating, was more affectionate, and now she is a horse that loves her Dad. Glad your pup is better. It is scary when you don't know what's wrong.
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We had started doing the Proventil every other week, but the vet gave us a 5 day course that will kill everything and quickly.


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We had started doing the Proventil every other week, but the vet gave us a 5 day course that will kill everything and quickly.


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Do you mean pyrantel? Proventil is an asthma drug...
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Hehe ya sorry, my phone autocorrects lol


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Just wondering how is your baby doing?


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Just wondering how is your baby doing?

x2... Ive been following. I can't imagine going through what you have so far.
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Hey everyone, so sorry for the delay, we were having power problems and I haven't had internet! It's been awful!

I am so happy to say that Willa is doing wonderfully. She is finally eating with gusto, and is getting a bit chubby at that! She has started really showing her playful, naughty personality, and we couldn't be happier!

We took her in for a second opinion, and the doc said that he agreed with the initial diagnosis of a severe worm infestation causing the initial hospitalization and possibly the seizure-like activity. He did not, however, see anything in her file to back up a diagnosis of Pano, and thinks that her subsequent problems were issues from the steroids.

We finished her de-worming, and haven't had any problems since, so we are crossing our fingers and hoping for the best, but keeping a very close eye on her as well.

My son is home sick today, so his service dog, Shadow, doesn't have to work. That being said, Shadow and Willa have been playing, wrestling, and just generally causing trouble ALL DAY! And as annoying as it is, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Thanks again, hopefully it is uphill from here!

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