dogs and worms...gross

  1. I wormed my 5 month old pup last week[a couple of months late...I know].
    Anyway, on collecting his doggie do from the garden...tapeworms were visible in it.
    Am assuming they are b/c are white and flat, a bit shorter than a garden worm. I almost puked
    i will definitely worm him on schedule from now on
    Plus the kids and me I suppose too.

    Zig
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   nursedawn67
    ummmmmm...bummer..........Sorry to hear the poor little guy has this problem....sound like you know what to do....take care.
  4. by   emily_mom
    Eesh, poor puppy...
  5. by   plumrn
    These aren't transferrable to humans. We recently wormed our new Lab pup and the same thing went thru our mind. The Vets office told us not to worry.
  6. by   NurseShell
    I adopted an abandoned pup when I was 18 and she had worms so bad when I got her - way gross - she was vomitting them!!!! NASTY STUFF!!! I took 4 deworming treatments to rid her of them!! The vet said that the mom and the pups had to have been very poorly cared for to get like that! ICKY!! That pup is still with us!! She's almost 15 years old!!! Has cushing's disease (controlled with meds), but other than that and some deafness she's doing well.
  7. by   CountrifiedRN
    Oh, poor baby! One of my cats had them over the summer, I noticed because I saw one sticking out of her butt, looking around. Ugh! So nasty!
  8. by   RainbowSkye
    I found two little pups on the way to work a couple of months ago. The little girl was nearly gone, she could hardly stand on her own, had terrible diarrhea and was covered with open sores. Turned out it was all because of worms. It was so gross when she started passing them after getting her medicine, she had some that looked like spaghetti only fatter and about as long.
    BTW, she's a heathly and happy pup now (her brother too). Yes I found them homes, at my house. Oh, well.
  9. by   Jay-Jay
    The hosts for parasites are quite species-specific. Tapeworms are passed to cats and dogs mainly by fleas, which serve as hosts for the eggs.

    And they can be quite dangerous to the animal. Roundworms travel outside the bowel, and can cause perforation of the bowel, and infections elsewhere in the body. A good parasite control program is very important for your pet's health.

    Some types of roundworm do infect humans. I remember hearing about the case of a young girl who died from a brain abcess caused by a roundworm, which she'd picked up while playing in the sandbox. The worm travelled from her bowel, taking fecal bacteria along with it.
  10. by   ziggyRn
    According to the info with the wormer...puppies are usually born with roundworm...guess he had those too.
    Was so disgusted and have gone into hygiene overdrive here today.
    Washed his blankets, disinfectant cleaned the patio..and have made a resolution to remember to pick up his doggie do everyday [get so busy, sometimes forget and it goes 2/3 days]. And he has been in the bath today. The vet told me that his coat will dry out if I bath him too often and recommended once every three months...but yuk, will be weekly from now on.
    Plus doesn't help that there are flies everywhere here. Summer in NZ means lots of flies..I don't know why, it's always like this
  11. by   kids
    Can someone please tell me why I clicked on this thread while eating?
  12. by   hapeewendy
    nothing to add since I dont have a dog
    and am not familiar with "worm problems"
    I would like to add that I will never eat spaghetti while surfing on allnurses.com
    ever again!!
    BARFORAMA
  13. by   ziggyRn
    sorry guys...well at least cats get worms too...it's not just a DOG thing
  14. by   kids
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    nothing to add since I dont have a dog
    and am not familiar with "worm problems"
    I would like to add that I will never eat spaghetti while surfing on allnurses.com
    ever again!!
    BARFORAMA
    I'm just glad I was only eating tomato soup & grilled cheese samitches.

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