Puppy Still Shedding Worms 1 Week After Last Deworming

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Puppy Still Shedding Worms 1 Week After Last Deworming

This is a discussion on Puppy Still Shedding Worms 1 Week After Last Deworming within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; We adopted a gorgeous little Lab/Newfie puppy on Christmas Eve. She went to the vet on the 31st for her 1st checkup and 1st DHPP. ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2011, 01:57 PM
  #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Puppy Still Shedding Worms 1 Week After Last Deworming

We adopted a gorgeous little Lab/Newfie puppy on Christmas Eve. She went to the vet on the 31st for her 1st checkup and 1st DHPP. They did a fecal and found that she had a LOT of roundworms. They gave us Anthelban(pyrantel) for a 3 week course. Well, we saw a lot of worms pass over the first few days after the first deworming.. then it died down. Last week, we gave the last dose. I'm seeing worms again.

Is this normal?

She's going to the vet tomorrow for her 2nd DHPP, so taking another fecal is no big deal. Luckily she ADORES the dewormer, so giving it to her again would probably be a treat.
vivache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:09 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
Esme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado USA / Jalisco MX
Posts: 6,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I think it's normal. When we gave our puppy dewormer we had to give it to her 2 times, the first and then 3 weeks later and if all the worms weren't gone we would have had to give it to her again. Taking in another fecal so they can make sure all the worms are gone or dead is a good idea. Also remember to pick up all the poo as soon as possible (preferably right away) and don't let her sniff or whatever the poo after she goes or she will just get reinfected.
Esme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:16 PM
  #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
She also got her Interceptor pill last week. I'm hoping that will keep anything new from goin' in.

I still have to go on 'poo scoopin' duty' tomorrow some time. We live in the woods, but don't have a fence(she's leashed), so she tends to poo in a general spot. I ordered a scooper(I can't do the pick it up with your hand in a bag thing, I tend to smear it everywhere, defeating the purpose) that SHOULD arrive any minute now. So I get to go make a 'poo pile' on the edge of our property where she's not allowed.
vivache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 04:10 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
animalcraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 236
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I would bring in a fecal sample and have it checked to be sure the worms are all gone. It's not uncommon for dogs with large amounts of worms to need 3 or 4 dewormings before everything is cleaned out.
animalcraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 05:00 PM
  #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Yeah, we're gonna take in a fecal just to be sure. There's no harm in it, and they only charge us $10.

She had not been wormed AT ALL, so we were prepared for a heavy wormload. I just want them gone! But I'd rather them come out gradually than cause an impaction.
vivache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 07:58 PM
  #6
Dog Forum ModeraTHOR
 
crock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NW
Posts: 11,921
Mentioned: 288 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Good luck! Like another mentioned this can take three or four dewormings. She could have a different type of worm than what Interceptor and pyrantel pamoate treat, but you'll find all that out with the fecal.

Anyways, since flies and wild animals can still access poop piles and carry contents (with potential eggs), it another idea is to create a "poop bucket"- if you have garbage service. A five gallon bucket, lined with one/two draw-string garbage bags works well, and then you can dispose of it every week. Or, maybe others know of more "green" techniques.
crock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 05:04 PM
  #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Just thought I'd update you all--

Her fecal was negative for any eggs, and there were no worms in this morning's.. offerings. But it HAD been left out in 7 degree weather for a bit. We're just gonna take the vet another gift. She is getting her rabies and lyme(we're in a VERY high risk area) in 2 weeks, so we can run another then.

I was a little upset that they gave DHLPP instead of DHPP, but she hasn't had any kind of reaction. She's just sleepy. Good appetite, though.

She was the talk of the vet clinic. ;D She got to meet a bunch of kids, including a very small child, and her tail was wagglin' the entire time. She only got a little confused when a little Bichon started to yap. (She was kept on-lap because I'm a parvo-phobe)
vivache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 09:24 PM
  #8
Senior Member
 
Esme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado USA / Jalisco MX
Posts: 6,913
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivache View Post
Just thought I'd update you all--

Her fecal was negative for any eggs, and there were no worms in this morning's.. offerings. But it HAD been left out in 7 degree weather for a bit. We're just gonna take the vet another gift. She is getting her rabies and lyme(we're in a VERY high risk area) in 2 weeks, so we can run another then.

I was a little upset that they gave DHLPP instead of DHPP, but she hasn't had any kind of reaction. She's just sleepy. Good appetite, though.

She was the talk of the vet clinic. ;D She got to meet a bunch of kids, including a very small child, and her tail was wagglin' the entire time. She only got a little confused when a little Bichon started to yap. (She was kept on-lap because I'm a parvo-phobe)
Sounds like your being a very responsible doggy parent and taking great care of her.
Esme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 12:43 AM
  #9
Junior Member
 
hound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Cincinnati,ohio
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
bear has worms how long do they last.. the vet gave him some pyrantel
he threw them up and pooped them out we was told give him his next treatment
next week, got a free sample, he has round worms after throwing up he slept
for awhile when we got home and doing alot better now but still has the worms
they are dead which is good i get a plastic grocery bag to pick them up and put them in the trash
hound is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
four week puppy injured leg dang8701 Dog Health 1 10-26-2010 02:28 AM
11 week old puppy + Drops of Urine? lotlot Dog Health 8 10-20-2010 03:42 PM
Aggressive 12 week old puppy jintaNtheia Dog Training and Behavior 17 06-29-2010 07:19 PM
6 week puppy socialization dilemma - please help! Steve327 Dog Health 6 06-16-2010 03:05 PM
[Question] New Puppy and Deworming hisakix Dog Health 2 05-14-2010 05:21 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.