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Round Worms

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by StevenNeill, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. StevenNeill

    StevenNeill Puppy

    So last night we took both pups to Banfield and got them signed up n a puppy wellness plus plan. They were real healthy with Blue at 8 lbs 14 oz. And Jax at 8 lbs 9 ounces. The only negatives were roundworms in both pups and fleas. They were treated for roundworms and an hour later we were home. We took them outside and they urinated. We brought them in and soon Jax defecated in the office and it was full of huge roundworms. This morning I checked his stool and there was nothing. Does this mean the infestation for roundworm is over? I know we have to treat a second round on Jan. 2nd...but his stool s completely clear of roundworm this morning.
     
  2. MidnightSkye

    MidnightSkye Little Dog

    Just do the second round.

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  3. StevenNeill

    StevenNeill Puppy

    I intend to...but that did not answer my question...it didnt even address my question.
     
  4. Tanktastic

    Tanktastic Big Dog

    The second treatment that is given within the timeframe is to ensure that any eggs that may have been missed with the first round will be taken care of. Also the pups can pick it up again from contaminated feces in your yard. So it's a good idea to make sure they don't become infested again by treating again and making sure the yard is picked up and the feces disposed of properly where it will not recontaminate them again.
     
  5. StevenNeill

    StevenNeill Puppy

    Thank you Tank. I fully intend to get the full second round into them. We have that here now. And when they go in for their second shot they will recieve a second treatment. We have already paid for it...it is part of the wellness plan with Banfield so whether they recieve it or not is not in question. They will. The reason I asked the question is because when we got home from the vet Jax...my black and white used the bathroom in the house and it was full of worms. Since then I have seen nothing in his stool. But Blue...my blue gray pup waited until he went outside and as far as I can tell he passed no worms and I have not seen any yet. The vet said we may not see the worms..but the ones Jax passed were six inches long or longer so I assumed Blue's would be the same. My question had more to do with the average time it took the medication to work. It seems to have worked for Jax in just an hour...but not sure if it has worked at all for Blue. My question was an attempt to find out if the clearing of the infestation was instantaneous as with Jax...and I just missed it with blue...or if it is a process and jax may still be passing worms I dont see and Jax either will pass them soon or is already doing so.
     
  6. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    I would say that he may still pass some worms. I've had a couple dogs come here wormy, sometimes you see it all at once, sometimes in little bits, and sometimes i haven't seen it at all but the dog got healthier. I wish I had a better answer.
     

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