Bella got worms all the time when she was a puppy, even though she was wormed repeatedly. I think it had a lot to do with how weak her immune system was, though. If you're not already doing this, you might want to mix in some plain yogurt with Justice's food, as antiobiotics tend to kill even the good bacteria in the intestines. I hope she starts feeling better soon!HausMommy said:Even though Justice was wormed before we got her, she has hookworms. The vet gave us a dewormer for her and Haus(he didn't have any). She also got an antibiotic to help get her intestinal bacteria under control. I'm supposed to take her back in in a month to have them check her again.
Hooks are contagious, but Haus is on Iverhart for his HW. It also prevents hookworms. So he didn't have any, but we're still worming him just in case! And the wormer they used on her was Drontal(I think). The vet said it was a really good wormer, but with her weakened immune system(from her flea and tick infestation before she was rescued), she was susceptible to them. Most likely she got it on a walk. I'm glad that it was only hookworms and not something else. I was so concerned!augrad said:I'm glad you found the cause and it's easily treatable. Even though they treated her for worms, they probably didn't treat for hooks. The most common wormer is Strongid, and it doesn't kill everything. They gave you some for Haus because hooks are contagious. :?
She'll be feeling better soon!
I suppose the hair loss came from her losing so much nutrients dueDid the vet say that it was the worms that caused the hair loss, too?
#-o Murphy's law. Hope Haus feels better now.HausMommy said:UGH!!!! I can't seem to win for losing! Went home for lunch, and Haus has diarrhea now! I'm hoping it's just from the dewormer we gave him yesterday. I really can't take much more of it! Needless to say, I didn't eat lunch.