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Posted by: Camilla | 2012/01/20

BOERBUL PUP

Hi,

I have a boerbul pup that is a couple of weeks old. She is not eating and she just brings alot of thick worms down. Are you able to advise and also what has caused the worms? Should I get her to a vet?

Thanks
Camilla

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Dear Camilla

It is normal for puppies to have worms. Puppies can be infected in the womb and/or from the mother’s milk. It is important that you visit your local veterinary practice and purchase worm medication. Serious health problems may arise if left untreated. There are different products available on the market and the clinician will advise which is best suited for you pet.
It is also important that you ensure good hygiene standards due to the potential risk of infection to humans.

Kind regards

Angus Campbell

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2012/01/25

Dear Camilla

It is normal for puppies to have worms. Puppies can be infected in the womb and/or from the mother’s milk. It is important that you visit your local veterinary practice and purchase worm medication. Serious health problems may arise if left untreated. There are different products available on the market and the clinician will advise which is best suited for you pet.
It is also important that you ensure good hygiene standards due to the potential risk of infection to humans.

Kind regards

Angus Campbell

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Posted by: george | 2012/01/23

Hope you got to Vet fast. The worms large worms are know as Ascarids - and puppies can vomit them up, but lots more in the intestine. ery important, if pup has large infestation, the mother probably was NOT dewormed properly. Puppies from bitches regularly dewormed may have a few worms, but not severe. Also important now to deowrm every 2 weeks until pup is 12 weeks old, then 3 times at 4 week interval, then into a cycle of 4 times a year. Make sur eyou pick up the poop daily and throw away with the garbage - get worms off your property. Enjoy your pup.

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Posted by: puppylover | 2012/01/23

Please get you pup to a vet urgently. Such a large infestation of worms can be fatal to a very young puppy.

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