Wiggly bottoms


Warning:   DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE AND GROSSED OUT EASILY.  This is off the chart on the disgusting meter.

Disguiting meter

As you can imagine little Libby, my fourteen week old pup has been spending a lot of time on my lap and in my arms, snuggling and licking my neck, ear lobes and cheeks.   I call them puppy kisses and encourage this behavior.  All normal stuff in socializing and the development of puppy love and bonding.

Last week Libby had a regular scheduled vet appointment and I brought along a stool sample. The lab report came back and wouldn’t you know it, she has two types of parasites living in her intestines: Gairdia and roundworms.   How gross !!!

puke meter

Poor Libby was loaded up with three different types of medication – two drugs administered by syringe in the mouth, in addition to four pills taken everyday.

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The good news:

  • The drugs are working.

The bad news: 

  • Horrible long 6″ spaghetti-like dead roundworms are coming out in her poop.

OMG!    Disgusting stuff.

No kissy kissy cuddles these days.  I’m thinking of having myself tested.

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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10 Responses to Wiggly bottoms

  1. Sandi says:

    EEK ! Poor wee thing. I’m getting itchy just thinking of her ! I’m definitely not telling G about this LOL

    • It is not a socially acceptable topic. I feel veryrisque orindelicatejust by sharing this experience on-line. It’s a topic no one likes to acknowledge. The ultimate of grossness. I read on the internet that roundworms can be spread to puppies from their mother before they are born; dormant roundworm larvae in the mother’s bloodstream can become activated during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect the puppies. In fact, according to Dr. Allan Paul, veterinary parasitologist at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. virtually 100 percent of puppies are born with roundworms. Don’t tell G but roundworms and hookworms can infect humans through skin contact.

  2. 🙂 I remember getting worm medicine from my mother when my siblings and I were little. Do they still make it for people? It was powdered, orange and tasted similar to Tang. My mom would give it to us if we showed signs of not eating enough or eating too much, thinking that we’d picked up something from the animals. Eww..

  3. wildsherkin says:

    You will understand why I can’t press the ‘Like’ button! Thank you for sharing…it may make dog lovers think twice before smooching their pooch…

  4. It’s been 20 years and I still remember seeing the worms come out of our puppy. Yuck. Good luck to you and Libby.

  5. hmm–I have been enlightened

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