bexie Posted July 20, 2007 Report Share Posted July 20, 2007 Okay, Molly has worms. At least she had one yesterday. I'm really not satisfied with what the vet's office is telling me and our two regular vets at the practice are on vacation and I don't know these other vets. Maybe it's just my logic that is off because I'm not experienced with these things, so I thought I'd ask here and you can tell me if I'm right to be worried. If it sounds like I am, as soon as regular vet is back from vacation, I am going to go pester him and make sure something better gets done. Normally my BF does the talking-to-the-vet stuff and he did most of it this time too. He's got a good relationship with our current vets and has had them for years (I only just moved here a year ago) and gets good deals from them and does them favors in return. So I let him do this stuff so I don't make a mess of it. Plus usually we're dealing with the horses and he knows all the right words in Danish where I get confused (so he and the vets work it all out then he gets to explain it to me afterwards). So about a week ago Molly threw up and there were some worm bits in it and he's been supposed to work out dewormer but hadn't gotten that all worked out yet. Annoying, but not the end of the world. Then yesterday I took Molly out to do her business and she got very upset and started running back and forth and freaking out. Once I finally got her settled down enough to see what was going on, she had something hanging from her and I had to help. It turned out to be A FIVE INCH LONG WORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I took a hold of it and gently pulled it out so she could calm down. Who wants a huge worm hanging from her rear end? To get the point across to BF that Molly needed a dewormer now and to make sure that he could get the right kind, I brought the worm in to show him (he was making breakfast. It was 5am). Said worm is whitish is color and has rings on it like an earth worm does but seems to be one width unlike an earthworm. It is sufficiently translucent for me to see a blood vessel running through it. So after he freaked out at me for bringing such a thing inside, I took it out and threw it onto a big mound covered in wild rose bushes where we never go so Molly wouldn't get into it and proceeded to scrub my hands with hot soapy water and feel too sick to eat anything. But he got the message. So he talked to the vet's office and I went to pick up the pills. I only got _1 dose_ of a dewormer for her and although I don't have the names written down, I am pretty sure it is the same one we had when we first got her. I've checked my calender. We had dewormed her twice, 2 weeks apart, 4 months ago. Their response to her having worms now is that "she must have eaten something". Molly isn't out loose getting into everything. She does eat some horse manure (we worm the horses on a regular schedule) and some cow manure (he's a dairy farmer with very good production. I doubt he neglects dewormer). She might occasionally get into wild animal droppings on walks. Can she have gotten into something since her last dewormer and have ingested something that CAN HAVE GROWN TO FIVE INCHES??!? This is where it breaks down for me. My concern is that the last deworming didn't get them all and the poor girl has had these nasty beasts all along. Then they have now given her only one dose instead of the 2 she had before and probably of the same medication that didn't work last time so she'll still be carrying more beasts around. From what I know of internal parasites, where there is one, there is more. So if she's passing one 5 inch (it is probably longer. it was 5am!) chunk of worm, she's likely to have more in there somewhere and she really needs to get rid of those things to be healthy! Maybe this still explains the chewing on her sides behavior? Thanks for any advice you can give me. Rebecca Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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