My dal was wormed 2 1/2 weeks ago at the vet. Last night she had a bowel movement teeming with round worms. There was almost as many worms as feces. Not to be gross. I was wondering if it is too soon too give her more worming treatment. I have been giving her garlic for now.
I've seriously don't think garlic does anything to help against worms and fleas. I know it doesn't work on fleas here in alabama anyway. ANyway, I know someone who worms their dogs every 2 weeks as puppies, then every month. Are you using an over the counter medication, or one your vet prescribed? Some of the over the counter meds don't work all that good either, I"m told. If the infestation is bad as it seems, you might be better off going to a veterinarian to get medication. And herein alabama, we also keep our dogs on interceptor year round, it protects against not just heartworms but whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms. So it's well worth it. I'd look into that as well, as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! You should probably treat your yard to get rid of the roundworms in it to be on the safe side.
How do I treat the yard? Never thought of that. The vet just wormed her 2 1/2 weeks ago. The garlic helps them pass worms, but it doesn't kill them. I didn't know if she should have another treatment so soon to the vet's treatment. She was completely infested with parasites at the shelter, but the vet told me she was too young to be on heart worm prevention. Do you have an opinion on that? She is 5 months old.
I know for sure Interceptor is safe for puppies that weigh more than 2 lbs and 4 weeks old. I'm literally reading that right from the labelling that came in my package. It says, "Interceptor flavor tabs will protect your dog from heartworm disease, control adult hookworms, and will remove and control adult roundworms and whipworms if administered on a monthly dosing schedule." I think Heartguard says the dog should be 8 or 10 weeks old, I don't use it so am not sure. I do know heartguard has ivermectin in it, and that is a leading cause of a bad reaction to the medication in many herding dog breeds, collies and shelties especially. I'd personally say you should go get some interceptor from the vet's and give your dog one of those chewtabs, if he doesn't think there'll be an issue with it coming 2 1/2 weeks behind the initial dosage. But the fact that you're seeing so many worms in his feces to me says it should be fine, it sounds like he needs another dose anyway.