So we got this little guy when he was 5-7 weeks old. (That was almost 3 months ago, so he's roughly 4 months old now)
He's been under CONSTANT vet care since we got him. He had worms (which he was treated for) he went through a period of having both of his legs in casts because he had Rickets and both of his front feet were broke, plus his ankle.
We literally took him straight to the vet the very hour we got him and to date he's had LITERALLY 4 stool sample tests done - the last one was 3 weeks ago - it was clear and showed NO signs of worms. He's had all of his shots (except Rabies which are due next week when he gets fixed). We even went through a round of preventative antibiotics because he was sickly one week (but his tests showed clear) so the vet put him on an antibiotic "just to be safe".
(I hope you get the point that our little guy HAS NOT been neglected at all when it comes to his vet care - he's been to the vet on average every 1-2 weeks since we got him - he was a puppy that was thrown over the fence during the night at an animal shelter - we have him on the best food we could find , Merrick Puppy Food,(dry) Merrick Puppy Plate (can), takes Ener-Cal Vitamin (daily), Pet Vits (daily - that's a prescription vitamin for Vitamin D and Calcium) and on a hip/joint glucosamine vitamin chew (daily) - PLUS He's on Revolution Topical Treatment(monthly) - so far he's been given 3 topical treatments - AND He is bathed weekly with a medicated shampoo (because he had a fungus that's typical of puppies that were malnourished and never got any Vitamin D)
I guess at this point I probably shouldn't be surprised that *something else* has come up - but when you've been as vigilant as we have with his vet care, I guess I just didn't expect to see him running through the house, turning circles, freaking out because there was a (almost) 5 inch long worm HANGING OUT of his butt fifteen minutes ago!
And of course! it would happen during the lunch hour when the vet office is closed. They won't reopen until 2. PLUS let's complicate a little more - we just moved to a new city - yep, right in the middle of all this we were being relocated by DH's company - So it's taken some work to keep his vet schedule, but we have, but now we're on the bad end of being a "New patient" at this vet office, and having our little mini-emergecy during the lunch hour. (LoL only *my* soap opera of a life would this be happing in).
ANYWAY - Does anyone have any IDEA what this worm could have been (tapeworm, Round Worm, etc) AND AND AND - DO I NEED TO SPEND THE NEXT HOUR BLEACHING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT - is this something that WE can get from him - OR is this something that our other dog can get????
Any quick answers would help ease my mind until I can talk to the vet - I called and left a message - but heaven only knows when they will actually call me back. Ya know.
Answer by Dahis at 1:43 PM on Jul. 14, 2011
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