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Advice please puppy with worms.

Hi everyone,

I'm currently looking after a dobe x german shepherd pup who found herself in a bit of a bad situation. She's not going to be staying forever (honest! ) just until she's put some weight on and the holidays are over. She came to us full of worms about 2 weeks ago, naturally she went straight to the vets for a check up and was wormed then and also had her first vaccination. We're going back to the vets today for her second jab and I was wondering if she should be wormed again? My vet said at the first visit to worm her again in a month, does that seem right for a puppy who has had a pretty heavy infestation?

She has put weight on over the past 2 weeks but still seems skinny and her belly sort of bulges after eating then goes down again? I've got no experience with worms, my older 2 girls were treated by their breeder as puppies and have been regularly treated with us since.

She's roughly 11 weeks old and weighed 7kg (15lbs) at her first vet visit 2 weeks ago and is now just over 9kg (19lbs)

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This is a good question to ask your vet when you go back in today (with a fecal sample). The answer likely depends on what type of dewormer was given 2 weeks ago.
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Brinks was wormed at least twice...maybe three times, I can't remember. The first time was with her first set of shots, just before 7 weeks. She was wormed again with her second set of shots, and possibly the third set also. I'm positive about the first two times though! I agree though that it probably depends on the type of wormer used!
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Check a fecal and worm accordingly. Vet should be able to diagnose and dispense.
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This is a good question to ask your vet when you go back in today (with a fecal sample). The answer likely depends on what type of dewormer was given 2 weeks ago.
Completely this. Jaina had a fairly mild (lower end of mild) hookworm infection, and was given Drontal+. They typically administer it based on weight - the initial dosage kills the first set of worms (the adults), and then the dosage they receive later on kills any babies that might be lingering around.

My vet had me provide a fecal sample the week of the second dosage (I believe it was a few days after I gave it to her), and tested that. I suspect that if she had still come out positive that they would have given her another dosage based on her weight at the time.

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Actually was just to the vet. After 2 maybe 3 wormings if the breeder did worm the pup. There was still a heavy infestation of hookworms. My vet recommended using strongid once a week for the next 3 weeks to get the hatching hookworms. He said more then likely the wormer got rid of them then the babies hatched and reinfested. So most wormers is to reworm 2 week after the intial dose of dewormer.

Anyways just ask your vet what he recomends for the type of dewormer your using.
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You should treat any area outside where your dog runs. Worm eggs get into the soil and can reinfect your dog.
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