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Posted by: Starshaped | 2007/06/25

Abnormal worms

I got a 6 week old puppy yesterday and have managed to get an appointment for inoculation and deworming next monday (7 days from now).
He seems to have terrible worms (some almost 5 cm long, but doesn't seem to be in any discomfort and is eating well. Is it dangerous to wait until his appointment?

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The sooner you can have him wormed the better. The larger worms could be ascarids. Most other round worms are microscopic.

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Posted by: Chill | 2007/06/25

Nearly all puppies have worms, so it's in no way abnormal. But I would agree, the earlier you get it sorted, the better.

I wouldn't recommend a vet who is so busy he can only see you in a week, frankly! Isn't there another one? Alternatively, could you not perhaps get the worm meds so long from the receptionist - phone ahead and check, and at least get that done so long.

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Posted by: WR | 2007/06/25

Hi there!

If I where you - I'd phone another Vet, and get an appointment for today!
Even if it is only to weigh him quickly, and get the right medication for him.
DO NOT wait for a week - get it done today still!

Ciao!

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