Dog

Get Your Dog Care Questions Answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog
This answer was rated:

I have a 5 week old puppy who is vomiting worms. How do I treat

him, as it is Sunday...
I have a 5 week old puppy who is vomiting worms. How do I treat him, as it is Sunday and Monday is Labor Day. I feel awful for him, he seems to have lost his appetite.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 20 minutes by:
9/6/2009
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,883
Experience: 26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 25 yrs! Former Zookeeper
Verified

Hello:

 

Congratulations on your new addition(the puppy, not the worms!)

 

Although it is more costly, you should take him to an emergency room for treatment if he is not eating or drinking, or if he is, if he cannot keep the nutrition inside of him. At 5 weeks, he should still be with his mother.

 

You might find a vet who will look at the worms abd run a fecal exam on his poop today, but that is not very likely unless you are already established with that hospital.

 

OTC products can do more harm than good, especailly if he is anemic and needs further treatments since he is so young.

 

I hope this helps and answers your question. If you have more questions about this problem, please press 'reply'. If you are satisfied, press the green ACCEPT icon. Bonuses and feedback are always appreciated.

 

Thank-you.

Dr. Lisa

Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,883
Experience: 26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 25 yrs! Former Zookeeper
Verified
Dr. Lisa and 87 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

After reading your note I am thinking what a lucky puppy!

 

Good-luck!

 

Dr. Lisa

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Ask Dr. Lisa Your Own Question
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa, Small Animal/Avian Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1,883
1,883 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 26 yrs of small animal vet practice. Dog, cat and parrot caretaker for 25 yrs! Former Zookeeper

Dr. Lisa is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,033 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,320 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,120 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,898 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew

Veterinarian

3,292 satisfied customers

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
He is trembling, then losing his balance & then falls
He is trembling, then losing his balance & then falls forward and can't get up on his own. When we stand him up he can't keep his balance without his back legs spread wide apart- he is has had about 6… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,385 satisfied customers
I'm not sure. Well she starts out shaking, Followed by heavy
Well she starts out shaking , Followed by heavy panting, followed by diarrhea. She has part bulldog and her and she's very hyper so it makes her very stressed out when she gets diarrhea. I do not know exactly what's going on just the shaking panting and diarrhea. Which stresses her out and make the symptoms worse … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
My 14 week Labrador (32 lbs) May eaten 1 tablet (180 mg)
My 14 week Labrador (32 lbs) May eaten 1 tablet (180 mg) myfortic (taken for kidney transplant). I am not really sure if he did … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
1 satisfied customers
Our dog ate gold bond healing hand cream 3 oz and is 50 lbs.
Our dog ate gold bond healing hand cream 3 oz and is 50 lbs. what should we do? It doesn't contain zinc.… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
7 satisfied customers
I gave my ten pound dog a half tablespoon of hydrogen
I gave my ten pound dog a half tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting because he ate some milk chocolate (less than fifty grams) and he still has not thrown up. It's been a little less tha… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,454 satisfied customers
He's been bleeding from his penis for s couple weeks now I'm
He's been bleeding from his penis for s couple weeks now I'm trying to find some information on it … read more
Sarah Snow
Sarah Snow
373 satisfied customers
She has a piece of chicken not going down but still
She has a piece of chicken not going down but still breathing...been an hour … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
176 satisfied customers
She has a swollen face. Grace 8 yrs old. Grace. No she has
No she has been pretty health. Had knee surgery at 1 yr old. Has had hives from wasp stings. Responded well to benadryl… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Thing. Think her got the flu. Throwing up cough sneezing g.
Just got him they were treating him for kennel cough… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,454 satisfied customers
He is breathing hard, drinking, shaking, weight loss, watery
He is breathing hard, drinking, shaking, weight loss, watery stools, blood in stool, losing the use of his back leg's, … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,454 satisfied customers
His scrotum and the skin at the opening of his penis have
His scrotum and the skin at the opening of his penis have gotten black over the past few months. Also he has little b÷ebee like growths on various parts of his body … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
She just ate a few walnuts, I'm concerned, because she has a
Hello, she just ate a few walnuts, I'm concerned, because she has a problem with seizures, she's on medication … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
7 satisfied customers
Had torbugesic injection about 4 hours ago. Lots of panting
Had torbugesic injection about 4 hours ago. Lots of panting and won't lay down. Is this a problem … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
1 satisfied customers
My dog has a large tumor on her thigh area. Blackie 10. She
She had this for 2 years but it just keeps getting bigger… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,123 satisfied customers
My small are laying around and every now and then he passes
Second opinion] My small are laying around and every now and then he passes gas … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
12 satisfied customers
Eats poop! I've heard that For-Bid doesn't work very well.
Eats poop! I've heard that For-Bid doesn't work very well. … read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
12 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year Siberian husky who today after being seen
Hello I have an 8 year Siberian husky who today after being seen at a vet and emergency vet specialist because he was hacking / coughing mostly at night like he had something in his throat when there … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,217 satisfied customers
My dog exhibits a strange behaviour this morning. He is Boo
He is doing an action that strongly mimics a human forcefully breathing through their nose when they have a blocked nose. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,217 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x