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Our little Mya has roundworms...oh my what a day it is :(

So I made an appointment to the vet yesterday morning because both Maggie and Mya were having runny poo, so I put them in the back seat and drove there. Well when I opened the back door to let them out I was surprised to see this huge mess, one of the threw up all ove the back seat, on the floor...oh my...at first I didnt know which it was until I looked at Mya sitting so sad with her belly still urging and she threw up again in the truck before I could get her out, the thing was I saw all kinds of little worms in it. So I managed to get them both out without getting them full of it but now had this big mess and scared because I didnt know what was going on. Thank God one of the techs came out and took one of the worms for the doctor to look at and also brought me stuff to help me clean up, she also took the girls in the back for me while I cleaned it up. Then I paniced because I never heard of a dog throwing up worms, I was scared of it being heartworm...but afterall that it was round worms, the doctor said she is full of them. I just dont understand, she is almost 5 months old and has all her shots including deworming....how could she get this and how long did she have it and I not know...I feel so bad. Even though Maggie didnt have any we are treating them both as a precaution. Does anyone know anything about roundworms??

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My new pup Satchel just had them too - they gave him a pill and it 'pushed' them all out - took like 5 days.....and he's on meds for 21 days......

YUCK!!! It's so gross!!! The hair on my neck was standing up - but the vet said that almost all puppies have them - and to watch that he didnt eat any poop (double gross) so that he wouldnt keep recycling them.....and we had to keep checking my older Golden too!!! They can pass them back and forth, etc....

Was she around any pups or other dogs a lot?? From what they told me it's pretty easy to pass to another dog - but I'm certainly not qualified to answer any questions!!!

sorry for your girls.....I never heard of them throwing them up either, that would scare me too...

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Lucky had a bad case of them and he wasn't totally rid of them til he was almost 6 months. I knew he still had them everytime he threw one up on my kitchen floor.

Part of their lifecyle is in the bloodstream and if they have them bad enough and for long enough it takes several doses over time to rid them of it.

When the worm has grown and is ready to "move on" into the digestive system, the worm moves from the blood stream into the lungs, the dog coughs it up and usually swallows it. At this point the medication will kill it.

It goes something like that anyway

.....Round worms was a big frustration for me.
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are your girls not on heart worm preventative? We use Interceptor as it covers heart/hook/round & whip worms. Heart guard + covers heart/hook & round worms only.

Lots of puppies have them, but I'm surprised she does at 5 months...
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I foster, many of them mill dogs, so I have lots of experience with roundworms. As LoveisGolden stated, Interceptor treats heartworm as well as hookworms. whipworms and roundworms and I keep my three family dogs on Interceptor year round. I always treat my fosters, even when the vet has initially found them negative, with Panacur...I do one round when they first come here and another round two weeks later, I wait a month and have the stool sample done again. Worms can be picked up anywhere so even if I didn't foster, I'd keep my dogs on Interceptor year round.

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Interceptor works well as a preventer or perhaps to nip it in the bud, but it didn't seem to work to get rid of a large infection as in Lucky's case.
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Chloe has been wormed twice, the first time she had some dead roundworms, the second time around none. The vet told me that's it for the worming.
She will eventually be on Interceptor, that's what all the others are on.
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