by MooseBrookShepherds on 17 January 2020 - 22:01
by stormins on 18 January 2020 - 00:01
are his gums pink? what does his stool look like?
by Hundmutter on 18 January 2020 - 05:01
Like Stormins, I am wondering if there are other signs of any ill-health ?
However, it is not unknown that worming occasionally fails to work properly; pups do at times continue to retain a worm-burden even when worming has been done properly, and so they keep that pot-bellied look until this gets sorted. This puppy may have something in its genetic code that means it responds differently, less effectively, to the product used; so sometimes just a change of wormer can sort out the deficit. (Not all drugs suit every individual).
Just curious, but what do you do to get veterinary attention in a real emergency ?
by MooseBrookShepherds on 18 January 2020 - 18:01
by Western Rider on 18 January 2020 - 18:01
Stronger wormer is not the answer. If worms are the problem you could wind up killing a bunch and causing a problem that the pup cannot recover from either because of a blockage or blood loss.
Do smaller doses over more days with what you have if that is all you can get if it is worms or not will not hurt the pup. Feed food that is easier to pass but not cause a loose stool.
Take temp several times a day at the same time.
by emoryg on 18 January 2020 - 18:01
Sometimes pups get gas from sucking on nonproductive nipples and they fill their bellies with air. I have only seen a couple times where a pup filled with air and still produce stool. You can try manual stimulation if mom is not doing it often enough, Keep an eye on the temp too.
by Jenni78 on 18 January 2020 - 20:01
You need to describe stools though- color, consistency, frequency. White stools can be indicative of serious problems.
by MooseBrookShepherds on 23 January 2020 - 16:01
by Hundmutter on 24 January 2020 - 03:01
Great to hear !
(Good call, Emoryg ;-) .)
by Koots on 24 January 2020 - 09:01