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I have a doggie medical ? do I ask it here?

We brought our puppy home from a wet more mild climate than what we have where we live. The climate she comes from suffers from an infestation of fleas. Our climate is cold enough they die off in the winter.

I've read that flea larve can cause intestenal worms and the worms can also be passed from the mama dog to the puppies.

Here is my question: Our Bella is 3.6 lbs, very little, but has terrible worms. Each morning when we take her out of her kennel her poor little bottom is covered in dead/dried worms.

We have gone through 2 doses of worm medicine (per the vet) He said if it doesn't work then she will need a 3rd. Also, last night I was scratching her chin and actually chased a flea across her throat trying to kill it.

What do I do? My poor little girl eats like she never gets fed and scratches like there is no tomorrow!
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Definitely get her back to the vet. The vet can give her something to kill the fleas/eggs almost immediantly. Left untreated is a nightmare for you and her!

Same on the worms......poor little thing.

I can't imagine a breeder selling her to you in this poor condition....

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Oh no! I am shocked that a breeder would send a puppy to a new home with worms and fleas! I would def get her back to the vet- is the vet giving you the worming meds or did you buy them at the store?
You can try a bath in Dawn dishsoap to kill off the fleas that she does have. You didn't say how old she is, so I am not sure if you can use flea meds on her yet or not.
Poor baby, I hope you can get rid of the worms/fleas and she is feeling better soon!


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You'll have to talk to the vet about how to get rid of the fleas, worms, and eggs that will already be on her bedding and your carpet and house, too. Be sure you are washing your hands really well frequently.

Shame on the person that sent you home with a puppy with these!!

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I, too, am shocked that the breeder would let a puppy go with worms that bad. A good breeder would have wormed the puppy and made sure it was worm free before letting it go to a new home. The vet can give you worm medicine to get rid of the worms and a flea preventative medicine that will kill any future fleas when they bite your dog. Dogs get worms from the fleas.

One of my girls had loose stools when I got her and I had the vet check her out. She was clear, but her digestive system is very sensative to big changes in her life and diet. She was stealing cat food from the cats the first couple days until I made other arrangements for the cats' food.

Good luck with your new baby!
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Obviously not a good breeder. Take her back to the vet. Ask your vet for some capstar pills. Those will kill any living fleas on her for 24 hours. I have found it last a good three days. You will probably need to treat your home now since the fleas have laid eggs in your house. You definately want to treat her for worms again now and probably again in about fourteen days, you will also probably need to treat her and the house again in 14 days. I think that is how long the cycle is from egg to flea. There is not much that kills them in the larva stage. That poor baby. I hope you can get it cleared up.

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My grand-pup, Weezie, came to the kids with a horrendous case of worms. It took 3 treatments from the vet to completely eradicate them for her. She didn't have fleas, thankfully.

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I would definitely check with the vet before using anything for the fleas since she is still so young and tiny. But, please do check with him right away before you end up with a bad infestation in your home. Easier to prevent than to eradicate! Good luck and I hope she is feeling better soon, poor little thing.

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I agree with Luna about the Capstar for the fleas. I gave it to Pixie once and she was very small. It worked. There are some essential oils that may help too. I hope the problem is resolved soon and that little girl can get some relief. I don't really know much about the worm problem.

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First of all, there are two totally different kinds of medications for worms. One will kill tapeworms and the other will kill roundworms and other types of worms. Did you take a stool sample to your vet so they can determine the correct types of worms? I'm guessing yours are tapeworms by your description.

How old is your pup? How old was she when you got her?
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