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We have been struggling with a few bouts of diarrhea with

We have been struggling with a few bouts of diarrhea with both our dogs on and off recently. One had it about 3 weeks ago and got over it without treatment. The next had it about 2 weeks ago and had to go to the vet. She was given Metronidazole 250mg tablet giving half a tab every 12 hours for 8days. Her stools seemed to harden for the last few days but than she had two looser stools somewhat like ice cream consistency and greenish. Finally it seemed to get better but both were displaying sneezing more often and backwards kind of coughing and hacking. Once the medicine was over she was better for a day or two and than the diarrhea started up again along with our other dog. We still giving them chicken and rice and no new food had been added. We took them back to the vet on Wednesday and they did all blood work and full fecal exams and everything came back normal. They were both prescribed the metronidazole for 14 days and put of royal canine food. Stools are back to normal in our male dog but still a little mushy and yellow in our female dog! They are still sneezing here and there and have some eye boogers as well. I thought I maybe saw some sesame seed like white grains in I believe both of their stools. I called the vet and they gave our male dog Drontal Plus 68mg 1.5 tablets and our Female dog Cestex 100mg 1 tablet 1 time. Is there a reason these are different. Could this be something else and should I hold off on giving those dewormers and just stick with the metronidazole?

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,128 satisfied customers
We had an infestation of live maggots crawling across our

We had an infestation of live maggots crawling across our backyard patio. The next two days I have seen apparently dead maggots in our dog poop. They don't look like round worm or tape worm to me. Could it be my dog ate maggots in his poop or elsewhere and they are passing through his system? Does he have worms? Do I need to take the poop and or worms to my vet?

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jadedangel57

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health

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Can someone please help me, I have two dogs (yes 2) with

Can someone please help me, I have two dogs (yes 2) with diarrhea. My German Shepard (12.5 yrs old)has had it since Monday evening and is being treated by his vet. They have given me 500 mg Metronidazole Tabs. 1 tablet twice daily for 7 days, we are on day 4 and still has the diarrhea. Now my Golden Retriever (6 yrs old) started with it this morning at 12:30am. Her has some substance but the Shepard it total liquid. I have been feeding him boiled ground turkey breast since he started. The Golden has been on her regular food but now I don't know what to do. Is it possible it't the turkey causing this? The Golden has only cleaned up tiny scraps that the Shepard dropped. I wouldn't think that would be enough to cause this. Can one dog get it from another, my Golden licks the Shepard food after he is done. I don't know what do, I have been cleaning up after them throughout the day and now it's time to feed them. I am afraid to feed!!!

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

7,184 satisfied customers
My puppy is 8 weeks old and went to the vet yesterday. They

Hi- my puppy is 8 weeks old and went to the vet yesterday. They found gastrointestinal parasites in his stool sample and prescribed the dewormer, drontal. His last stool contained two long white worms and I want to know if this is normal and healthy as a result of the medication to pass the parasites.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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: OscarJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Oscar?Customer: For example?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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Rebekah Kane

Veterinarian

doctorate of veterinary medicine

510 satisfied customers
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

354 satisfied customers
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

39,724 satisfied customers
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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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

25,230 satisfied customers
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

7,184 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,088 satisfied customers
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