Worms Treatment questions and answers
Q: If a dog has worms and they are given a worm treatment, how long until they feel better?
She is bloated and very tired and she got her worm treatment a couple of hours ago. She is only a pup and weighs less than 4 pounds if that makes a difference. When should I expect her to start feeling better?
A: she should start feeling better tommorow if she is not then call the vets office and ask what is going on . good luck .
Q: Is the worm treatment at stores good to treat worms in your dog?
I found a puppy and posted him missing but he has worms and I didn't plan to have a pet but I wont send him to one of hese animal places cause i think he has some pit in him and they kill the dogs after a month ot two. So i am looking to keep the dog health and in good shape. When I found it in my yard it was in my trash he was hungry and right now I am just doing what is right so please if you know the answer help a girl out?
A: Over the Counter wormers are not very effective because they don't kill a specific parasite. Your vet can examine your dogs feces and determie what kind of worms he has and what to treat them with.Also, your new puppy needs a series of shots to prevent him from getting diseases such as distemper and parvo. I am glad you rescued this little puppy and are willing to give him a healthy start. Good luck to you
Q: Why do animals get treatment and checkups for worms and humans don't?
Pets get routine checkups for worms. If they have worms, they normally recieve treatment almost immediently. Humans can get worms, just as pets can. In fact millions of people around the world are infested with worms (including people in the U.S) humans normally never recieve any form of testing and/or treatment for worms unless they specifically request it. The only difference here is that animals get treatment for worms, and humans don't. Why is this? I've been thinking about it for weeks and still haven't come up with a good reason.
A: A few things come to my mind immediately. Worms in animals and humans are when parasitic worms get into food sources and then get into our bodies. We can also get worms through exposure to contaminated sources of soils or plants. Dogs and cats exist very close to the natural world since the walk in it, play in it, and do all actions in it. We don't. As humans, we wear clothes that prevent contact infections. We also eat foods that have been cooked to prepare and kill 'bad things', and our foods pass FDA approved testing that also looks for worms, diseases, rot, and other health issues. So, pets have a much greater chance of getting worms than people do.
Q: How long after de-worming treatment will a dog pass worms?
Dog de-wormed about 3 weeks ago, not noticing them until now. They are white, and smooth looking like spaghetti, about 1" in length. We have vet appointment on Wednesday. The puppy is 12 weeks old and seems healthy, has been treated for heartworms could this be another worm? She did pass some more and they appeared to be almost like maggots, they are white in appearance, and have a darker head on them, she hasn't ate anything with maggots that we know of.
A: Heartworm and intestinal worms are two totally different conditions. Treating for heartworm has no effect on intestinal worms. You need to worm for intestinal worms regularly. Discuss intestinal worming with your vet when you go on Wednesday.
Q: How long can a cat go without getting treatment for worms?
I just noticed my cat has little rice like looking worms coming out of her butt. I dont get paid till the end of the month, but i'm wondering how long can they go without getting treatment. I cant even guess how long she's had them. What are they doing inside her, does it hurt them. Also i know i can take her to the vet but i would think that would cost to much is there some store medicine i can just but them...im in the bay area, california if that helps on were i can go and buy some. im getting nervous just cause i've been noticing she's been thowing up more. but i did also just start giving her wet food instead of the dry stuff. So im not sure if its cause of the worms or just the food change. 1st: i didnt ask this question so you people can judge me! its a legitament question. so dont make it sound like im neglection my animal 2nd: i usually do have money for them and i have gone without stuff cause they need a check up or shots or flea medicine, this month i had to many unexpected bills come up and cant get back on my feet until next month. so dont try and make me sound like i dont give a $hit about my cats. if i didnt i wouldnt have even asked the question.
A: Relax, hun. :-) Some of us are here to actually HELP. Those sound like tapeworm segments (proglottids.) They won't make a cat sick....they are more of just a nuisance than anything, especially since you can see them come out. (The worms you can't see in the stool are the ones to worry about, because they are the ones that can kill.) I haven't read all the answers yet, but from your additional info, I don't think I have to in order to tell you that people probably gave you lots of bad/WRONG (not to mention uncaring) advice. Of course the worms should be treated. They are a parasite, and shouldn't be there. But the treatment for THIS particular parasite can certainly wait if circumstances beyond your control dictate that other bills must be paid first. It's not like she has a broken leg and is in pain, or has a disease that will cause her to die if not immediately treated. The good news is that just about any veterinarian will sell you the medication for tapeworms without even seeing your pet, as long as you can provide an accurate weight. Cestex, Droncit, or Drontal are the preferred medications. A single dose is 98-99% effective against tapeworms, but many DVMs will recommend repeating the dosage in 2-3 weeks. Drontal is more expensive than the other 2, but best if you can swing it....since it also works against hookworms and roundworms (which are VERY dangerous to your cat.) Depending on where you live, the cost is generally only around $12-20 per dose. You need to also address your flea situation (you do have a flea situation, even if you don't realize it), or your cat will just keep getting tapeworms over and over. They are not directly transmissable between cats. Take a deep breath, and please try to ignore the ignorant. It's obvious to those of us who tend to pets that you want to take care of your cat, and were only asking for help. ETA: 1. Tapeworms don't generally show up on a fecal flotation test. They are diagnosed by physically seeing them in the stool or around the tail/anal area. 2. The logic of testing/medicating now and doing an exam later escapes me. In this case, an examination is not required....but if it were, the purpose of the exam is to assess the ability of the pet to handle any particular medication(s.) Doing that after the fact would make no sense. 3. Droncit (and other drugs) obtained from Internet sites like the one mentioned are often counterfeit product or from foreign countries with poor quality control. There's a REASON they're so cheap. You get what you pay for. Please don't waste your money.
Q: How much milk should a 3-year-old get per day AND what are the signs and treatment of worms?
My toddler had some noodles and then milk immediately after about 7:30 pm and around 11 pm she started crying loudly and then vomited. I believe it's because she ate too much and then had milk soon after. What I need to know is exactly how much milk is required for a 3-year-old especially since we are vegetarian and milk is one of our source of protein. How do u know when your child has worms and what are the treatment?
A: Places I have read for the milk is 16 ounces or 2 cups a day! Not sure about worms...
Q: What is the best treatment for heart worms?
My mom's dog has heart worms I know because of the cough. She has no money. What is the cheapest treatment available. My collie had hear tworms. I spent $300 and he still died after treatment.
A: There are no treatments available other than taking them to a Veterinarian who does the treatment and monitors the dog. Have had dogs that went through it and survived but were never the same. One of my dogs seemed to have gone through it ok only to collapse a few days later and passed away. Years ago the treatment was almost like the old adage..Burn down the barn to kill the rats...now it is much improved and a bit cheaper. Ask around for veterinarians that allow payments. I hope your dog gets better. If you put your dog thru this treatment be sure to put it on a heartworm preventive med.
Q: How can I prevent my dog from getting worms/ treatment?
A: ask your vet about monthly treatments such as tri heart and heartguard, not only does this prevent Heartworms but it also gives them a dose for other worms as well
Q: Is this a good Treatment for worms?
I went doctors today and she gave me treatment for worms (no testing) but it's only one tablet I have to take and if I've still got symptoms in 2 weeks I have to take another one. Will this work? Also is there anything else that will help?
A: There are probably tons of homeopathic remedies out there but your safest bet is to use the medication your doctor recommended. Intestinal worms are more common than you might think and treatement is very effective and painless. You didn't mention the name of the medication so I am guessing its mebendazole or a generic form of it. I have attached a link from WebMD for you to look at.
Q: I still have anchor worms after Clout treatment?
I treated the tank exactly per instructions on box. Any suggestions on alternative meds? I need the one that kills them not just the life cycle inhibitor. I'm curious about their maximum lifespan too. Thanks for any knowledgeable advice on this. The majority of these are moving along wall of tank. I have reason to believe they or on my fishes gills being he goes erratic sometimes. I can't find any on the surface area of the fish.
A: Physically pull them off with a pair of fine tweezers. That's how I usually get rid of them.
Q: how do you get rid of intestine worms without medicle treatment?
how did people in history get rid of them (history homwork) also did it kill them becsue they were really unhealthy?
A: garlic should be consumed raw, say as in chopped or finely cut and chewed drunk with water, will surely help!! so will black pepper.
Q: Is There A Over The Counter Treatment For Worms?
My pit bull has heartworms and I won't be able to get him to the vet for a while is there something I can him to kill the worms ♥California waitin'♥-Yes im talking about worms that you can see in his stool They were roundworms
A: You can get over the counter worm treatments but they are not as effective as those from the vet.
Q: What to expect after feline treatment of tape worms?
My vet recommended that I get Praziquantel Tape Worm Tabs Feline from Tradewinds and I did. I gave him the dose approximately 5 hours ago and he hasn't gone to the litter box since. What should I expect to happen? Will he pass one large tape worm? Will it take a couple of days to get out of his system completely? Anyone else given their cat this medication and it had diarrhea or dehydration? I also have him on Advantage now for the fleas so I have that part covered.
A: After treatment, the tapeworm dies and is digested within the intestine. Generally, entire tapeworms or even tapeworm segments do not pass through the stool in most cases. Rare side effects are sometimes reported such as vomiting or diarrhea. Good luck!
Q: Home remedy treatment for TOMATO WORMS? I don't have any sevin dust. Can I make a solution of some kind?
to spray on the plants? Also there are those little shield type bugs - like squash bugs - on there and they seem to be eating the tomatoes.
A: I always like liquid sevin, but if you have any liquid dish washing detergent, mix about 4 tablespoons in a quart of water, and spray directly on the worms. If you cant see the worms, soak the plants, but make sure you do it after the sun goes down or when the plant is in the shade.
Q: How often do dogs die during heart worm treatment?
My dog, 7 year old dachshund mutt, was diagnosed with heart worms the other day. He shows no symptoms. I just dropped him off at the vet this morning. We are going to do the thing where he gets a shot today and a shot tomorrow. Then I was told I have to keep him calm and all of that. How often do dogs die because of treatment complications?
A: Since the treatment involves POISON,there is a risk. It's far less than doing nothing.