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My new Maltipoo 12 weeks old started vomiting...

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25 Aug 2019

My new Maltipoo 12 weeks old started vomiting , diarrhea, loss of appetite and distended belly.. I saw roundworms in his vomit and stool.. I started him on homeo vet drops 5 drops 3x daily . When can expect the worms to die? It's been a day and there is still 3-4 coming out in his stool alive. His belly is much better.. but I'm so worried about him because he's barely 2lbs.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the Maltipoo eat anything unusual?
Customer: No.. I watch him so closely, but we did travel to my sisters and although I made sure to not let eat anything off grass etc. You just never know what animal could have been around.
JA: OK. The Expert will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Maltipoo?
Customer: I think that's it.. I'm just worried about him, no fever though
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25 Aug 2019
DrSara
DrSara

Hello, this is Dr. Sara, a veterinarian for nearly 20 years. Congratulations on your new family member! I'm sorry to hear he isn't feeling well. If you haven't already had a fecal sample checked by your veterinarian, I would do that right away. Many puppies that have one type of worm will have multiple types and not all of them can be seen in the poop. Many of them are microscopic. The roundworms are particularly concerning because they can be spread to humans. To effectively treat roundworms, a minimum of 2 doses of deworming medication, like pyrantel, need to be given 2 weeks apart in order to kill all life stages of the parasites. It's also a good idea to make sure that he has been given at least 2 vaccines again parvovirus since that can cause life-threatening vomiting and diarrhea. I hope this information is helpful. I hope he feels better soon.

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25 Aug 2019
Thank you, ***** ***** it's weekend , but should I try to get him in as an emergency visit before Monday? He is not vomiting any longer, and will the worms start coming out dead or in pieces? It looks like maybe there are some pieces with the live ones.
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