Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by RedHead, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    East Lake, NC
    Ok, my hubby brought home a puppy last night and he seems pretty healthy, good amount of energy, but I was sitting on the couch w/ him just now and saw something small and white (kinda like a piece of rice) come out of his butt! Figured out it was a worm and went out and poked his most recent poo w/ a stick and saw more of em, from what I've read in the past 10 mins or so, people are saying that it's a type of tapeworm, and some people recommended giving him a little bit of garlic, so I did just now. But I don't even know if it'll work! My Hubby is at the shooting range helping teach and saftey for the conceil and carry class and his cell phone doesn't get signal out there, my car isn't working(engine in pieces right now being rebuilt) and I don't know what to do! I need help, I've heard that tapeworms will kill a pup pretty quick and I don't know how long he's had them. Anyone have any suggestions, the nearest vet is about 30 mins in a car from here( and that's if I'm speeding) and everyone I've been calling isn't answering their godamn phones. AND the vet doesn't make house calls [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    [​IMG] you just have to have him wormed...THEN wait till you see how many come out when they are dying!!!!....[​IMG]...the pup will be okay...just get him dewormed....good luck! [​IMG]
  3. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rootstown Ohio
    Puppy will be fine. Take puppy to vet this week for a health check and general worming. Tell vet what you saw and take a fresh sample of poop with you. Enjoy puppy!
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That was a tapeworm that you saw. Just make sure you gave him wormer for tapeworms, not roundworms, or it wont do anything.
  5. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    You are correct to be concerned, tapeworms can be very serious in puppies. Garlic isn't going to take care of them.

    Don't fool around ~~ Get in touch with your vet in the morning ~ that would be the best solution. He could also test a fecal sample to be sure he isn't harboring anything else and give him any other shots he needs at this moment.

    In the future (for older dogs), you can purchase Droncit through online pet med sites. Droncit is an excellent tapeworm medication.
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    DONT give the puppy Garlic. That will kill him.
  7. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Garlic is a known toxin to dogs. He will be fine from the tapeworms, just take him in tomorrow.
  8. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    I think he will live through the garlic experience [​IMG]
    Just get him dewormed in the next day or two.
  9. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    East Lake, NC
    11/18/2008: Raven from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "Recent research sets the LD50 (lethal dose at which 50% of subjects die) of garlic in dogs at approximately 5 grams per Kg.

    So the dog who got sick from eating a whole bulb of garlic may have gotten a dangerous amount if the bulb was 50 grams like the ones I buy and the dog was 10 kg or so (22 lbs).

    Smart per owners will keep all medicines, natural or not, in a safe storage.

    That being said, much valid research seems to indicate nothing but good effects from a clove of garlic a day for dogs (use Google Scholar to search for and see all the papers on the web).

    For tiny dogs a tiny piece is likely all that is needed.

    My Thai Dog puppy loves garlic, but as he only weighs 12 Kg at 5 months old, one clove a day is all he gets. The vet says he looks great and tests show no intestinal worms.

    Just one of the things I read about the garlic thing, and I didn't give him anywhere near a lethal dose, but I'll be bringing him to the vet either tonight or tomarrow depends on what time hubby gets home from the range.
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have looked everwhere, but i cant find a picture of the new puppy anywhere..... its like it didn't come through with the post [​IMG] [​IMG]

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