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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2016, 03:27 PM
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also, add some canned pumpkin to his food (pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix!). It's a miracle worker that helps digestion. Helps solidify when things get runny, and helps soften when things get too hard.

Definitely get him to the vet. And don't let them prescribe an antibiotic until they test the stool sample. Unfortunately, when my pup had diarrhea most of this first 4 months with me, I took him to the vet a couple of times for it, and they gave me antibiotics, instead of finding the real issue (allergies).

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Although your pup may only have diarrhea from the abrupt food changes, he has a great risk for dehydration being so young. Take him to the vet.
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get the pup to the vet asap .

your young dog could have serious electrolyte disturbance from dehydration which could kill him.

if the dog has giardia you are doing no one a favour , and putting yourself at risk because giardia is zoonotic .

your pup may have a serious reaction to a vaccine .

your pup may have been home-treated for worms with an over the counter wormer that was over dosed stripping the mucosal lining , damaging the instestines

your pup may have organic damage , eaten a toxic substance, have the beginnings of serious parvo virus

the dog absolutely needs to get to the vet now
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Please see a vet, I'm not sure where you live, but last year we had an outbreak of parvo virus. Because your puppy is so young, make sure he doesn't touch any surfaces, carry him in, or better yet, have the vet come out to your car to do an exam and possible tests. If you can't do that, be extremely careful what he comes into contact with, but he needs a vet, IMHO.
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Definitely get to a vet. Some diarrhea is expected in puppies as they adjust to a new house, food changes, etc. But this sounds serious so please see a vet asap.

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2016, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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We took him to the vet, and he has hookworms. He is on a bland diet and the vet refused to give vaccines until he is sick. He also gave us a liquid medicine. This hookworm situation is really bothering me.
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Hookworms are nasty, and I've known them kill young puppies in shelters that didn't treat them, so it's very good that you caught them.

Unfortunately, hookworm larvae live in soil. If you left any of the pup's feces in the yard this week, everywhere he pooped in the yard should be assumed to be contaminated. The eggs fall into the soil from the poop and quickly mature into larvae within 2-9 days. Then the larvae wait for a host -- they penetrate the skin of bare feet to enter the next host. That could be your puppy again, or you, or children in your home. Winter freezes will kill the larvae, eventually.

Even after you've cleaned the yard, you cannot walk barefoot in the yard where he left feces, for the foreseeable future -- hookworms are zoonotic (meaning they infect people too). If you have young kids, convincing them they aren't allowed to go into a yard barefoot is a chore, but it's very important if you've had a dog with hookworms pooping in that yard.

After treatment, talk with your vet about keeping him on a monthly hookworm preventative for a while -- at least through the winter -- to avoid reinfection. Bag his poop until you get a clear fecal test -- and wear disposable gloves! (Remember, hookworm larvae are microscopic and penetrate skin...)

Your monthly HW prevention MAY cover hookworms, depending which one you choose. My recollection is that Advantage Multi can be started at 9 weeks, and it covers hooks--but check with your vet. There may be other options. They all require a prescription -- your vet can go over your range of choices when you talk about HW prevention. My experience is that once a dog is clear of worms, if they are on Advantage Multi, they don't get reinfected.

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Hookworms are nasty, and I've known them kill young puppies in shelters that didn't treat them, so it's very good that you caught them.

Unfortunately, hookworm larvae live in soil. If you left any of the pup's feces in the yard this week, everywhere he pooped in the yard should be assumed to be contaminated. The eggs fall into the soil from the poop and quickly mature into larvae within 2-9 days. Then the larvae wait for a host -- they penetrate the skin of bare feet to enter the next host. That could be your puppy again, or you, or children in your home. Winter freezes will kill the larvae, eventually.

Even after you've cleaned the yard, you cannot walk barefoot in the yard where he left feces, for the foreseeable future -- hookworms are zoonotic (meaning they infect people too). If you have young kids, convincing them they aren't allowed to go into a yard barefoot is a chore, but it's very important if you've had a dog with hookworms pooping in that yard.

After treatment, talk with your vet about keeping him on a monthly hookworm preventative for a while -- at least through the winter -- to avoid reinfection. Bag his poop until you get a clear fecal test -- and wear disposable gloves! (Remember, hookworm larvae are microscopic and penetrate skin...)

Your monthly HW prevention MAY cover hookworms, depending which one you choose. My recollection is that Advantage Multi can be started at 9 weeks, and it covers hooks--but check with your vet. There may be other options. They all require a prescription -- your vet can go over your range of choices when you talk about HW prevention. My experience is that once a dog is clear of worms, if they are on Advantage Multi, they don't get reinfected.

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Yikes, I leave all his feces in my yard to encourage him to go again there, and the grass is very long and difficult to clean.
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He also has gairdia and something else I can't remember. we haven't picked up be medicine yet. Is gairdia serious??
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No, it can just be a pain to get rid of. Sometimes takes multiple treatments with 2 different drugs.

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