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I have a 35 lb border collie mix that has been tested three

I have a 35 lb border collie mix that has been tested three times now and has spirometra infection per stool analysis. I've been told praziquantel 430 micrograms for 2 days.....but I can't translate that into the available products I'm seeing. One person said milligrams and the other said micrograms and I think there's a big difference. suggestions? thank you!

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Dr-Bonk

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 
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He is stretching/rolling around/whining. : my dog is 2 year

He is stretching/rolling around/whining.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: my dog is 2 year old lab. being treated for hook wormJA: There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: Raymondo is already being treated for hook worm, but today is very uncomfortable, keeps stretching , rolling round, can't lie comfortably. he eat earlier today, has been drinking water, had a bowl movement, but it was black and runny and tar likeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Raimondo?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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I have an 11 weeks old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. He had

I have an 11 weeks old Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. He had blood in his stool when we first brought him home from the breeder but now, 2 weeks later, using a very bland diet, it seems to be rare.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Rich foods can sometimes set it off but this morning he had blood in his stools again and vomited a white, yellowish bile.JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Set It Off eat anything unusual?Customer: His name is ArnoldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Arnold?Customer: He has his second shots on Tuesday and a working tablet. He has hiccups shortly before we went outside to the garden, where he had his loose stools with blood present and vomited.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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I'm finding skinny short wormlike bits on my clothes when

I'm finding skinny short white wormlike bits on my clothes when I'm holding him. But nothing in his poop. Is it tapeworm?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is almost 5 monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cocoa?Customer: I received him about 2 months ago he was up to date with all vaccinations and he is playful and looks healthyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

 
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I have an 11 month old male doberman that I am worming.

I have an 11 month old male doberman that I am worming. Today I gave him the recommended doses of Neemax before I noticed that Neemax only covers hook and round worms. I want to give him a dosage of Fenbendazole as well. Would it be harmful to give the Fenbendazole now? The dog has progressively been showing symptoms like weight loss, pudding poop, wiry coat, pale gums and in the past 2 days he has been yawning as if he had something irritating his throat. On May 16th, I took him to the vet and asked for a CBC, (they also did a urine test), and with the results from that test, they gave him a dx of UTI. In the history I stated that I had given the dog a dose of Fenbendazole 2 weeks prior to the visit. I am going to try to attach the results of the CBC so you can see them. At this point, the dog has really taken a turn for the worse and is now severely anemic. Someone close to me thinks it is a genetic problem but I want to try worming again before I decide to put him down. Can I dose him with the Fenbendazole being I already gave him the Pyrantel pamoate?

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Dwight Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

 
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Would ask, but need to save my money vet visit

Would ask, but need to save my money for the vet visit tomorrow........JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Well.........I thought she had a few tape worms, so I got drontal Friday, but didn't give it to her........as I was going to give it Saturday. Last week she had been scooting. Friday night, I think her anal glad ruptured,as there were 2 pinholes (as I read on theinternet).....and was VERY smelly. Plus......I think she ate one of my dad's medication pills off the kitchen floor on Friday night. Today I have been putting warm saltwaterand antibiotic ointment on her. She seems normal just not as peppy strong playful.......tail not hanging. Bothers me that her body/muscless seem relaxed all the way when laying down, sleeping, like not alot of tone.JA: The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Herhey, female, 2 years old.......a mix......I think part Lab, weimaraner and besengi, curly tail, 80 lbs.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hershey?Customer: I have felt more afraid of her having a bacterial infection ........?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Andy

Veterinarian, Medical Director

Doctoral Degree

 
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He is throwing up like a clear liquid and foam he also keeps

He is throwing up like a clear liquid and foam he also keeps gaggingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Thank you, ***** ***** worried for him the other day and today I tried adding some new Acana Food into his food mixture he has normal eaten Orijen puppy.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the puppy?Customer: the one dog in our puppy class on Tuesday was diagnosed with kennel cough, my dog is fully vaccinated currentlyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

 
6,740 satisfied customers
Dr. Deb,My dog was just diagnosed by fecal testing to have

Dr. Deb,My dog was just diagnosed by fecal testing to have tapeworms. He is 15 lbs and was given drontal plus (1 dosage). He is also on monthly heartguard plus as well. I read that drontal only kills adult tapeworms...if that is the case, what happens to the immature worms and do I need to retreat again?

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
16,210 satisfied customers
This is question from my last conversation with

This is a follow up question from my last conversation with Dr. Jess. Brewer saw a vet. the day following our consult. This vet. did a very thorough exam with correct test for Giardia and another for parasites. Brewer was clean as a whistle! (Yes, Diatomaceous Earth does work) We were and still are stumped. He said if he had Addison's he'd be stumbling around, ruled out stomach cancer and his symptoms don't really fit liver or kidney disease; although the next visit will be a full blood panel. He instructed me to raise Pepcid to 40 mg. a day, which I have done but he also gave me Drontal..Not sure why if Brewer's tests came back negative. Can you comment on that. His system is compromised in some way and I hate giving him chemicals if he doesn't need them. I know these can have serious side effects. I think the vet. just wanted to ..do something to help. He was very kind.I came to the conclusion, a long time ago, that my dog would always, intermittantly vomit and have diarrhea but the presense of blood lately has me very concerned. Should I give him these pills if he has no parasites??? and why???Any ideas of other possible diagnoses?

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Jessica Keay

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 
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