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    I just googled it LOL
    apparently they live in dust.

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    Lord knows... that's like saying "where do chicken pox come from".

    There are illnesses, diseases and parasites that affect humans and there are those that affect canines. Zoonoses is the term used for conditions that can be passed from a different species to humans.

    We can't catch their parvo virus, they can't catch our measles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I just googled it LOL
    apparently they live in dust.
    Well there you go! I just learnt something new!! Thank you.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
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    You guys have me cracking up - and starting to itch a little a well!!


    Ringworm is a fungus - and yes it's highly contagious. It's name is very misleading. You should be treating it with a good anti fungal cream. If you haven't been prescribed one you can have a look at the chemists. Just make sure it's not getting licked off too much.

    Otherwise a very weak solution of copper sulphate crystals dissolved in water can been applied twice a day with a cotton ball and has a very low toxicity (when very weak of course!). If they lick at a copper sulphate solution, add a sprinkle of powdered dolomite to their food which will neutralise it.
    Last edited by Nattylou; 08-11-2009 at 10:16 PM.

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    Good point Nattylou. I haven't seen a sheep since we moved here. So no hydatid tapeworm.

    I simply use Interceptor as this was the one recommended by my Vet for the Sheltie. Being a collie breed I can't use anything containing Ivermectin for heartworm of course.

    Personally I do think we over worm and over vaccinate. I don't personally believe in vaccinating against kennel cough but I have to go with C5 as this is what my Vet gives.

    Back in the olden days most wormers apart from those used for roundworm were quite powerful and only used if really necessary. Responsible dog owners simply took a small sample of their dog's droppings to the Vet and he checked it under a microscope to check which type of worms, if any, the dog was suffering from. Then you were given the doses required to eliminate them. It was cheap, quick and simple. Dogs weren't dosed unnesessarily and the Vet usually let you look through the microscope if you were a kid.

    For tapeworm a dog had to be starved the day before it was wormed. I remember worming an English Setter x at the shelter who had been passing tapeworm segments in his droppings. An hour or so later the dog began to vomit. You could see his body strain each time he retched and this huge tapeworm just kept on coming. When it was finally out it was over 3 foot (1 metre) long. I've never seen anything like it before or since.

    I have seen many wormy puppies vomit masses of roundworms after worming and also passing more worms than pooh from the other end but nothing like that huge tapeworm Bonnie (just remembered his name) vomited up.

    I wonder why I don't like spagetti and noodles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Dogs do not have threadworm so it is impossible for your child to have 'caught' worms from the dog.

    There are two types of worm, to my knowledge, that your children can be infected by that can come from the dog - roundworm and hookworm.

    Children are at risk of threadworm from other children and adults who dont wash their hands regularly. Children can actually pass worm eggs to each other as they are not fastidiously clean little critters. '

    Ringwrom isnt actually a worm either.
    Yeah I know is a fungas, but the name of it still makes me squirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    I wonder why I don't like spagetti and noodles?


    Long ago I took on a mistreated Belgian Groenendael. It being a long weekend and no shops open, I decided to worm him the old fashioned way instead of waiting. Fasting for one day, then crushed pumpkin seeds the next.

    I've never seen tapeworms like that - small, but too many of them. As the pumpkin seeds flush them out but don't kill them, they were squirming around in clumps of roundworms and breaking apart... He threw up some, and the rest came out the other end. No poo, just lumps of worms coming out of him.... YUCK!!

    There was me trying to shovel it up before they squirmed away.... I ended up having a burn off in that part of the yard and spreading the hot ashes out to get rid of any remnants left in the ground.

    I hate worms....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post


    Long ago I took on a mistreated Belgian Groenendael. It being a long weekend and no shops open, I decided to worm him the old fashioned way instead of waiting. Fasting for one day, then crushed pumpkin seeds the next.

    I've never seen tapeworms like that - small, but too many of them. As the pumpkin seeds flush them out but don't kill them, they were squirming around in clumps of roundworms and breaking apart... He threw up some, and the rest came out the other end. No poo, just lumps of worms coming out of him.... YUCK!!

    There was me trying to shovel it up before they squirmed away.... I ended up having a burn off in that part of the yard and spreading the hot ashes out to get rid of any remnants left in the ground.

    I hate worms....
    Ah, we doggy folk have some good memories.

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    Now that's just feral LOL

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    I thought i'd ask my question in this thread rather than start a new thread. I haven't wormed Jack for over 12 months and yesterday bought advocate worming/flea treatment(the stuff you put on the dogs back). I have noticed however it doesn't cover tapeworm. Now i'm in melbourne so i assume hydatid tapeworm isn't likely to be an issue, but what about other varieties of tapeworm? Anyone able to shed some light for me?

    TIA

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