It is time to give the pups the wormer stuff. Is it better to get it from the vet or could I just get it from like DrsFostersmith.com or wherever else I can find it cheap?
Also, just now, Madde was sitting on me and when she got up I found a little while piece of rice lookin thing. I am guessing it came from her, which I am pretty positive it was a worm. So since I actually seen one, should I take her and the pups to the vet or just give them the wormer meds that I can buy at the store?
Adding this: My yorkie has also had tapeworm several times. I gave him the meds for it and it goes away, but usually comes back. I have only seen them in his stool, never anywhere else. Madde's worm looked diffrent, but it was not in her stool, so I dont know what those kinds look like in and out of stool. I found Tapeworms have a diffrent med, so how do I know which she has? I guess the vet would know. I will have to call them in the morning and ask.
It sounds to me like Madde has tape worms. What you actually see are little pieces of the worm that break off. They are not actually in the stool but tend to get pushed out with the stool and you see them on the top. Fenbendasol (spelling ????) is probably the best to use because gets it will rid your dogs of several types of worms. SafeGuard wormer is a good one. Hope this helps.
Oh....forget to mention that most wormers will kill off only the adult worms. So you should worm them 3 days in a row and then about 3 weeks later and if you know you have a worm problem (don't forget many of these eggs don't go down easy and your dogs are depositing them everytime and everywhere they go poop) it wouldn't hurt to just worm them every 3 months after that and not wait for the problem to start up.
I begin to deworm pups and mom when the pups are 3 weeks old using Pyrantel Pamoate. This works on hook worms and round worms. For Tapeworms you need to use Praziquantel, and it is not recommended for pups under the age of 4 weeks. There is no reason to purchase de wormer from your vet, but if you want to test for what type of worms are present, then a vet visit is required.
But as the other poster stated, the rice gains are a diffinate sign of Tapeworms.
It is also recommended that you do the de worming every other week until the pup got to there new homes and don't forget mom. Worms can pass through the mothers milk.
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I use febendazole for my puppies (brand name safe-guard)... Covers roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms...... And about the tapeworms coming back to your yorkie... Do you have a cat that may be carrying them? unfortunatly doggies are gross and will eat cat feces.. and get the tapeworms again... if you have a cat treat them for tapeworms also at the same time...jenny
I do NOT have a cat. The dogs dont like them. Cats are to scared to come in my yard with 4 dogs barking and trying to get it. They had one cornered before and we had to go hold the dogs back so the cat could excape. It was so freeked out that it ran strait into the fence head on. It was kinda funny. But it got out fine.
Also, all their bedding needs to be washed. I am not for sure but I believe that when you treat one for tape worms its best to treat all. So, it probably wouldn't hurt to give the other 3 the meds for tapeworm.