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So monday Kenly had an accident in the house and when i went to clean it up.. a long (at least 5 inches) white worm was laying in her stool. Needless to say I FREAKED OUT. I went to the vet today and she has roundworms, I picked up her meds --strongid-- which she had at about 1 this afternoon. Her next stool was at 4ish and completely liquid, like soup, no worms. About 10 minutes ago another stool this time at least 4 worms varying lengths but about 2-3 inches long. She hasnt eaten anything and looks horrible  :cry:
I'm heartbroken because i feel like her worms are really bad, so many adult worms and i dont know what else to do.

Any advice? It kills me to see my baby feeling so bad :cry:
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Kara, all I can tell you is its not uncommon the week or two after worming your pup, for them to look really skinny. Please remember, when she had that chubby little was because she was full of WORMS! Those darn thing were literaly robbing her of all the nutrients that each bite of food  she took had, so although you may think she looks bad right now, please remember, as she sheds the worms, and starts to eat again ( yes..please dont worry she WILL eat....the de-wormer can upset them for a few days, but soon she will be chowing away..and BONUS..the foods HERS..not the worms! )she will be gaining muscle and her real puppy shape......ALL GOOD things!!
Don't be sad, you did the best thing for she can continue to grow to a nice healthy size, with no parasites robbing her of much needed food. Your a GOOD Mommy!!
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I just feel horrible as if i should have caught it sooner. She was looking smaller than she should for 8 weeks and my boyfriends mom had mentioned she could have worms but i was in denile until i found one and now i'm going crazy over the fact that she wont eat, even though its normal, and that she looks so skinny. I have been reading up on all the problems they can cause and I've had myself going crazy with all the bad things that could happen to her.
Another thing i looked up is that when they get worms bad when they are younger it could greatly effect their size as adults?
Ugh, i just want her to be better already even though its the first day  :cry:
Worms in young pups is soo common, don't beat yourself up over it..Like Linda said, the de-wormer does sometimes make them a bit sick for a few days, but yea once she's over it, she will be healthy and eating well and gaining weight...
Aw, poor Kenly.  I know how you feel, Lola had hookworms when we got her.  She was tired and didn't eat much for about a week or so while on the meds.  Then she was back to her old bouncy self and started gaining weight.  If you want you can try feeding her boiled chicken and white rice.  That's the only thing Lola would eat when she was feeling yucky.  Like everyone said, don't be hard on yourself, it's nothing you did and it's common for puppies.  Hope she's feeling better soon!!
My Rottweiler had worms when I first got him.  As has been mentioned, it's pretty common in the little guys.  He was fine and I wouldn't worry much about size ... Charlie grew to 170 pounds of pure muscle!!   8O

Give her some time and she'll be raring to go!
I agree with the chicken and rice trick, it works well! We all I think have been through this and the dewormer will fix this right up and it will no affect her growth! She'll be fine real soon! Good luck and give her plenty of lovins :)
Always remember you have to be careful what you read...although the internet is a great tool for information it is only as good as the information provided by the person writing it....:)
So last night Kenly woke me up licking something--worms, she had thrown up two. I cleaned them up still alive and went back to bed. Half hour later she woke me up crying, i took her out and her stool had two more worms. I had to get up at 6 this morning because of stuff with the landlord and went back to sleep till about 9:30--Kenly woke me up crying so i figured she needed to go to the bathroom, yep, 3 more little worms. After she was done, playing? So i figured i'd try to get her to eat, gave her a little bit of her liver snacks and BAM hungry as a hippo. Everything i've offered her has literally made her want to throwup so i'm glad she can stomach some food now :D

i'll keep you all updated! and thanks so much for all the advice.
i've been overreacting about the whole situation but shes my little girl  :D
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I dont think you overreact! I do the same with my baby! The more she poops the better off she will be, her system is getting rid of them! I am obsessed with Newt and all her issues, I always check her over with a fine tooth comb so I know what you are going through! Hope you and her get some sleep!
To prevent your pet from worms, you need to know about them in detail and be aware of them. Every pet is prone to internal parasites. If you have spotted any worm in his feces then don’t worry. It is just part of his regular routine. Worm infections are completely curable.

But, let us understand how does a dog get infested with worms? Direct contact with parasite eggs and parasite larvae can occur through consumption of food via contaminated materials like soil, water, mother’s milk, placenta, or feces could be a big reason for worms to enter into the body. Any worm attacking your pet is a serious health problem. You must protect your dog well and follow a prevention routine for them.

Worms can be divided into 3 categories namely Cestodes, Nematodes, and Heartworm

  1. Cestodes: These are commonly known as tapeworms. These internal parasites exclusively live in the intestines and consume all the essential nutrients from your pet’s body to feed themselves. They block the intestinal tract and also damage its walls.
  1. Nematodes: These are cylindrical worms living well in the intestines, heart, lungs, and other organs as well. Commonly called roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms are a type of nematode. They are dangerous and inhabit various places like the colon and small intestines.
  1. Other worms: Various other worms are also responsible for affecting your pet’s health. Like heartworm which is spread through a mosquito bite. They can be affected by lungworm through their mother’s saliva. And various other worms which affect their internal system.
Heartworm is the most common spread worm in dogs which is equally deadly.

How to diagnosis worms in your dogs?
  • The most common and effective way is to examine your dog’s stool. All kinds of intestinal worms can be detected in a microscopic examination of a stool sample. Though Tapeworms can be detected even in the feces but eggs laid by other adult worms can be observed only through a microscope.

The next and very reliable method to find various kinds of worms is a blood test. The only way heartworms can be detected is by examining blood only.
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