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Old 05-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tape worms in puppy

My fixer upper puppy's list of issues just keeps growing!! A little back info:

Luke is an 11 week old pup we got 4 days ago. I knew the people who had him prior were not caring for the puppies like they should be and I was not expecting a show quality dog or anything. He was just a free pup. We've been checking shelters since November for a friendly Boxer with no luck, so we really just wanted to give a dog a home and have a playmate for our kids. SO, we got this skinny, timid little Boxer boy. He weighed 9lbs at 11 weeks old! He already looks so much better in 4 days. As soon as he came in, I immediately started treating him for pretty much everything with 2TSP of diatomaceous Earth daily. Today he began to poop out tapeworms. Some looked dead, some were moving so I guess we're making progress at ridding him of those yucky things.

I knew what to look for but have never actually treated this, when should I expect them to be gone?

My Fixer Upper Puppy

“Saving one dog will not change
the world, but surely for that one dog,
the world will change forever.”

― Karen Davison

9lbs/11 weeks/5-2-13
14lbs/12 weeks/5-9-13
15.1lbs/14 weeks/5-18-13
17lbs/16 weeks old/6-2-13
28lbs/5 months old!/7-7-13
41lbs/7 months old/9-7-13
Slowly getting back up to a healthy weight!
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never treated for them personally, but I've heard adding grape seed extract and crushed pumpkin seeds helps get rid of them faster. I don't know how long though, sorry.

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Old 05-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should treat for 14 days with the DE. If that doesn't clear them then I would introduced grape seed extract.
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