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Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Violet Turner, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    So, I was informed yesterday that Olive has been dragging her bottom across the carpet, the lady walked her and Olive was fine on the walk. When she got back then she did it again with the bottom wiping. Could she have worms? Olive was wormed when the puppies were 4 weeks old and that was done by bob martin worming tablets, the 4 that she was given then made an appearance 2 hours later via her being sick. Could the worming stuff not worked? Could it be anal sac emptying time? All replies welcome thanks :)
     
  2. JudyN

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    Dragging the bum is a classic sign of anal glands needing to be emptied - I'm assuming you'd be able to do this yourself. She shouldn't need worming again yet but if she threw up soon after taking the tablets they might not have worked. I'd check with the vet whether it's safe to worm her again yet and if so, use a decent treatment like Drontal or Panacur.
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    I am definitely going to buy Drontal as the reviews are amazing. Have you used Drontal? And I can yes empty the sac so I will have a go and see how it is after I get back :)
     
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    I've used Drontal for years with my boys and its very good. Its not available here in shops only via the vet but its well worth it.
     
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    I've used both Drontal and Panacur in the past. Either can cause vomiting, but it's down to the individual dog - they're both recognised as being good.

    An alternative is to use Wormcount Worm Count | Wormcount.com You send off a sample of poo (or samples over three days if you want it also tested for lungworm) and you're told if there are any worms (and what type) in the sample. This means you only have to use chemical methods if they are needed. I've been doing this for a few years now and not had any sample coming back positive for worms, but on one occasion, when J had a bit of a runny bum at the time I collected the samples, they reported positive for coccidiosis, which meant I could then get treatment from the vet without the need for further diagnostics, which was really useful.
     
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    Okay thanks I will have a look the link :)
     
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    if she's prone to "congestion" in her anal-glands, I'd add plain canned pumpkin AKA pumpkin puree' to her regular meals. // It contains both soluble & insoluble fiber, & bulks the dog's stool to encourage the anal-glands to do their job: discharge a discrete amount of fluid to scent-mark the stool as it passes.

    Pumpkin is GRAS / Generally Regarded As Safe, & 99% of dogs adore the stuff - they'll lick it right off yer finger, when U scoop a bit out of the can at room-temp. It's very low-calorie, & actually soothes the bowel lining, unlike many other vegetable products with a 'laxative' effect.

    Pumpkin & turkey are actually recommended in preference to the old standby for bland diet [white rice & either burger or boiled chicken].

    Pumpkin: The Bowel-Soothing Food for GI Upsets and Diarrhea

    - terry

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    thanks :)
     

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