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Question:We Have A Stray Cat That We Have Starting Feeding. He Has Worms Coming From Bottom. I Used Some Revolution On Him Last Month, But They Have Returned. What Is The Best Thing We Can Do To Get Rid Of The Worms From A Stray Cat
Answer:I Would Worm Broadly With Panacure C(ok To Use In Cats) Or Panacure Suspension From 1800petmeds, As Well As Praziquanatel, Which Is Also Wonderful For Tapeworms.
Question:My Puppy Just Died She Was Very Sick And Ive Never A Puppy So Sick. They Did Sneak N The Neighbors Yard And Dig N Trash A Lot. She Got So Small She Was All Ribs..she Couldn't Hold Up Her Head..her Poop Was Bloody And Very Watery And It Smelled Like "death" Seriously. It Was Bad And Now Her Sister Is Going Through It..i Need Help As To What Is Who May Be Killing My Babies.
Answer:Lots Of Possibilities From Viruses Like Parvo To Severe Intestinal Hookworm Or Round Worm Infection To Poisoning.
Question:My 3 Year Old Car Was Worm Free For 1 Year After We Adopted, She's Not An Outdoor Cat, And Stays In The Apartment But The Worms Continue To Appear In Intervals Every Few Weeks. We Got Over The Counter Liquid Medication. It Doesn't Seem To Work Anymore. What Meds Can I Give Her To Get Them Really Go Away?
Answer:Sounds Like Could Be Persistent Tapeworm Infection. I Would Try Praziquantel From 1800petmeds. If No Help, See Your Vet
Question:I Have 2 Dogs. My One Dog Keeps Getting Worms. I Treat It With Pancur, But It Still Comes Back. Like I Said Only My One Dog Not The Other. I Do Treat Them Both With Heart Guard And Frontline. Why Does This Keep Happening? What Should I Do? Thanks 🐕
Answer:It Could Be A Type Of Worm Not Treatable By Panacure Or Heartguard. For Example Tapeworms Are Not Killed By Either Of These. To Worm For Tapeworms You Will Need Med Like Praziquantel, However You Should See Your Vet For Evaluation And Proper Stool Check
Question:I Have A 3 Month Old Puppy (lab Mix). He Is Showing Signs Of Parvo Or Distemper In Not Sure...he Isn't Dehydrated (i Did The Skin Test) ..i Am On A Fixed Income And Cannot Afford The Vet(i Am Extremely Sad About This Fact) Is There Anything I Can Do To Help My Little Guy?...his Symptoms Are Greenish Discharge From His Eye And His A Bit Lathargic. .his Eating Well But Seems To Be Losing Wieght
Answer:You Could Worm Him With Broad Spectrum Wormer Like Panacure C From 1800petmeds, As Well As Get Him On Good Vitamins And Immune Boosters Like Dmg Liquid From 1800petmeds As Well As Pet Tabs Plus. Also Consider Herbal Immune Booster Olimune From Www.animalessentials.com See Vet If Signs Persist Or Worsen.
Question:Hi My Friend Just Adopted Her First Dog. The Shelter She Got Him At Wasnt The Best. Tonight She Noticed What She Thinks Was A Worm On His Hindquarters. It Was Small White And About A Cm Long. Also Her Dog Squats When He Pees, And Im Not Sure If That Is Normal? She's Very Nervous So Any Help Is Much Appreciated.
Answer:Sounds Like Innnocent Tapeworms. I Would Worm Her With Praziquantel, And If She Wanted Additional Worm Coverage Panacure C From 1800petmeds
Question:Our Vet Did A Cursory Look At An Old Dog Of Mine And Said He Had Cancer. Since Then The Sores Have Begun To Heal. I Was Wondering If The Dog Could Have Screw Worm Infestation. We Live In Rural With Cows Etc. The Sores Were Round . They Lumped Up And Then Burst.
Answer:I Have No Personal Experience Diagnosing Or Treating Screw Worms In Dogs. I Would Ask Your Local Vet To Recheck Dog And Inquire About This, If You Are Concerned. I Highly Doubt Your Dog Has Screw Worms
Question:Is There A Natural Way To Treat Left-sided Heart Failure In Dogs? Our Senior Chow Is Very, Very Old At 18 And To Put Him Through A Battery Of Tests Seems Cruel (i Am Not Opposed To Spending Money On My Pets. My Two Other Chows Both Had Glaucoma In Both Eyes And Needed Extensive Care). He Has Been On Heart Worm Preventative Every Month Since I Have Had Him This Past 18 Years. He Has Developed The Cough Associated With Congestive Heart Failure. No Pulsating Jugular, No Blue Gums. He Is Eating And Going About His Normal Routine, But Of Course We Would Like To Resolve The Cough Keeping Him Comfortable For Whatever Time He Has Left. Thanks For Your Time. Laurie
Answer:Hi Laurie. This Is One Where There Are Excellent Conventional Medicines That Can Help Extend Quality Of Life, Etc. Meds Like Vetmedin(pimobendan) And Benazopril As Well As Lasix Can Often Extend Life Dramatically Even In Old Dogs. This Age. I Would Get Appropriate Vet Attention On This, But Certainly Holistic Supplements Can Help Support Life, But Not By Themselves On Case Like This Most Likely
Question:I Gave My 11 Wk Old Kitten A Dose Of Praziquantel For His Worms And He Ate Right After. About An Hour Or So Later He Threw Up. I'm Wondering If The Medicine Had Time To Get In His System And Work Or If I Need To Give Him Another Dose. Thanks
Answer:I Would Wait A Few Days And Perhaps Give Him Another Dose. If Vomiting Persists Or Worsens, Should Have Veterinary Exam And Evaluation For Other Worm Possibilities Or Other Conditions Present. Hook Or Roundworms For Example, Are Not Killed By Praziquantel, Which Only Gets Tapeworms
Question:I Believe My Dogs Have Roundworms And Their Just 1 Month Old What Can I Do?
Answer:I Would Not Assume Round Worms But You Can Possibly Worm With Pyrantel Or Nemex. See Vet If Signs Persist
Question:I Have A 3 Year Old Lab That Had A Heart Worm/lyme Screen Done. The Heart Worm Was Negative But The Lyme Came Back Positive. Now The Vet Wants $165 To Do An Antibody Test To See If Titer Is Over 30. If Less Then Wants To Repeat It Again In 2 Weeks. The Doxy Is Over $198. He Has No Symptoms. Should I Treat This Dog??
Answer:I Think Your Vet Is Overdoing It In My Opinion. Many Pets Can Test Positive For Exposure To Lyme Disease, But That Does Not Mean That The Pet Has Current Infection. Only That Dog Was Exposed. Without Clinical Symptoms, I Would Not Treat This Patient In My Opinion
Question:Is There A Over The Counter Heart Worm Medicine That Doesn't Require A Rx Prescription? I Love My Cats But Can't Afford To Take Them To The Vet All The Time. I Want The Best Care I Can Give Them But Can't Afford The High Vet Cost.
Answer:I Personally Dont Feel That Cats Need Heartworm Medicine In My Experience And Opinion. You Can Look For Herbal Heartworm Alternatives At Www.fiestapetdeli.com Which Has Company Called Biovance Which Has Natural Products
Question:Hi I Have A 8 Month Old Male Cat , Recently I Adopted Small A Female Two Month Old Kitten A Week Later She Had Blood After Pooping The Two Cats Play Together And Lick Each Other After A While The Older One Have Blood After Pooping I Take Them To The Vet And They Gave Them Antibiotics And Worm Pills But The Still Have Blood And Its Not Every Time They Go To Bathroom It May Take Day Or Two Before Blood Shows Again Like Drop After They Poop I Get Them To New Vet They Give Them New Deworming Course Which Is Three Day's And Then One After 10 Days But Blood Shows Again Only The Older Male And The Blood Is Like A Drop After He Finish Pooping Some Times Show's When I Clean Him With Wipes What Should I Do I Think The Older One Got It From The Younger Kitten Like Something Contiguous What Should I Do
Answer:Confusing Situation,. I Would Treat All Cats In House For Hidden Worms With 5 Or 6 Day Course Of Panacure Liquid Or Granules And/or 5 To 7 Day Course Of Metronidazole, However Your Local Vet Must Prescribe These. If Signs Persist And/or Worsen, Then All Cats Need A Full Workup
Question:Hi Dr. My Dog Was Kenneled About Ten Days Ago And Had Diarrhea For A Couple Days After She Was Home. She Has Been Fine Since Then, But Then Last Night She Pooped Mostly Solid On My Bed (where She Sleeps). This Morning When She Pooped Outside It Appears If A Worm Came Out In Her Feces. Is This Something I Can Treat With Medicine Or Do I Need To Take Her To See A Vet Right Away? Thanks! Lindik23@yahoo.com
Answer:You Can Try A Broad Spectrum Wormer Such As Panacure C For 5 To 6 Days From 1800petmeds Which Covers Many Worms, Along With Praziquantel To Cover Tapeworms . If Signs Persist Or Worsen, See Vet And Have Stool Check, Etc
Question:What Is Best Tape Worm Med For Cats Also, How Do You Get The Cat To Swallow The Pill Without Spitting It Out. Thank You, Jock
Answer:You Can Mix Pill In Food Or Can Pill Cat Directly In Addition To Crushing Pill, Etc. My Favorite For Tapeworms Is Droncit Or Praziquantel