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    I dont see any pics, do I ?! Come on! *tick tock*

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    this was the last little girl left
    They do that on purpose too. They know all the tricks to suck people in.

    I have the vac record from the vets showing that she has been wormed and had her first vac!
    It's possible this could be forged or fake, I think I'd want to ring the vet and check. And look the number up in the phone book, don't use the one on the certificate.

    If it is fake - the whole deal could be done for fraud, but I guess the people who run puppy mills count on buyers being impatient, impulsive and not doing any research or followup.

    And I know several people locally who have been sucked in by a notorious puppy miller, he is often on "a current affair" and the like for the mistreatment of dogs and would be puppy owners. He sucks them in by presenting them with a sick puppy and they think they are "saving it from the bad man". They don't think they are helping the bad man be bad. And the puppies often are very sick, and some die. Not all puppy mills deliberately withhold treatment from their puppies (and puppy parents) but many do because vets cost money and that cuts into profit.

    drontil is good.

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    "Interceptor" is really good...covers all gut worms AND heart worm...get it from the vet

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    Hi Amy,

    I really couldn't give a rat's bum who you purchased the puppy from - that's your decision.

    Look, the worm cycle is prolific. That is why puppies need to be wormed every couple of weeks, then every month, up until an older age, wheras adult dogs only really require it once every 3 months or so.

    As I stated, this young puppy may not have worms, and it may be another issue altogether.

    Did you check her anaus out? And what's it look like?

    AND NO SMART-ARSE COMMENTS FROM YOU LOT THANK YOU!!!

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    anaus = anus I just woke up. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I use Drontal chews, I have always been under the impression that you won't see worms or worm eggs in the poop unless they have passed.

    Try to get something that is a chew rather than a paste or tablet (FAR easier to give to puppy as they like the taste - like the worming chocolates for kids )

    I find that the spot on treatments aren't that effective - BUT every dog is different and this is just my view! I won't use things like Frontline etc, I prefer checking twice daily for ticks and using a natural shampoo until Batty is at least 6 months old then he will go onto Sentinel Tablets (Once a month flea, worms and heartworm tablets that taste like beef to the dog). Your puppy will have long hair unless you have her clipped regularly (which MUST happen anyway or she will be in trouble with her coat).

    Go to your vets and see what chews they have. I pick up a round of Drontal from my vet for $5 - that is just one treatment though - they should only need one, but Batty was done twice as he had a rather big problem. I gave him his first waited 7 days and gave him the second on the advice of my vet. Get your girl checked into the vet for a health check ASAP, your vet will be able to help you.

    I find going into the vets to make the appointment (particularly the first one) by myself the best way to go. You get a good feel of the place from the staff who work there, if the surgery is clean, airy and the staff are happy and friendly then you should have found a good place to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    Oh, puppies are prone to worms too, don't feel bad that your puppy has them just get the problem fixed asap.
    Thanks again for all the advice! I will pop into my local vet tomorrow. I did call them today to enquire about puppy preschool and book her in for her 2nd vac but they were closed. I think the idea of actually going to the vet in person is a good idea too!

    Where do you get the natural shampoo from? A teacher friend uses a lavander one for her ridgeback and it smells lovely. I think its supposed to prevent fleas too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    I dont see any pics, do I ?! Come on! *tick tock*
    Lol Boxerini! I haven't got any yet...except the ones on my mobile phone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    They do that on purpose too. They know all the tricks to suck people in.



    It's possible this could be forged or fake, I think I'd want to ring the vet and check. And look the number up in the phone book, don't use the one on the certificate.

    If it is fake - the whole deal could be done for fraud, but I guess the people who run puppy mills count on buyers being impatient, impulsive and not doing any research or followup.

    And I know several people locally who have been sucked in by a notorious puppy miller, he is often on "a current affair" and the like for the mistreatment of dogs and would be puppy owners. He sucks them in by presenting them with a sick puppy and they think they are "saving it from the bad man". They don't think they are helping the bad man be bad. And the puppies often are very sick, and some die. Not all puppy mills deliberately withhold treatment from their puppies (and puppy parents) but many do because vets cost money and that cuts into profit.

    drontil is good.
    I really hope its not fake. I know of the vet surgery it was done at. It even has the little sticker from the vac bottle on the vet record.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    "Interceptor" is really good...covers all gut worms AND heart worm...get it from the vet
    Thanks. SOOOO many different products reccomended! How do I pick one???

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    Thanks. SOOOO many different products reccomended! How do I pick one???
    Like you'd follow our advice.

    Which was and still is - take your puppy to your favourite vet - and ask them to recommend something and stick with that.

    There's a list of things that need to be covered and many ways to do it that work. They vary by method of dosing, by price, by timing etc - so you will have to work out what suits you. I like drontil - because they are chewables and Frosty likes eating them - no dramas with spitting the pill out and having to try again.

    But this time I got Revolution - 6 month pack because it does heartworm as well as fleas and things, and the 6 month pack comes with a bonus pack of intestinal worming tablets. Tablets not chews unfortunately but while the initial price seems quite high, it's cheaper on a per month basis for 6 months than other options. And I was using frontline for fleas and things and I think it's good to change every now and again - just in case the fleas build a resistance or the dog builds a sensitivity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hi Amy,

    I really couldn't give a rat's bum who you purchased the puppy from - that's your decision.

    Look, the worm cycle is prolific. That is why puppies need to be wormed every couple of weeks, then every month, up until an older age, wheras adult dogs only really require it once every 3 months or so.

    As I stated, this young puppy may not have worms, and it may be another issue altogether.

    Did you check her anaus out? And what's it look like?

    AND NO SMART-ARSE COMMENTS FROM YOU LOT THANK YOU!!!
    I did look at her bum and it looks fine. Its not red or anything. She has done a bout 3 poos today and I have checked out two of them (as two of the three were done inside! I think she is being s princess with regards to going potty on the wet grass as its been raining here most of the day) but can't see anything. When googling I did come across info the suggested bottom dragging can be normal in cav's. BUT I will be seeing a vet tomorrow and getting some worming meds as if she was done on the 22/01 she is due for another dose now anyway!

    Also...what does prolific mean?

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    I used the word prolific in the congtext of meaning...it never ends, a vicious cycle, so to speak.

    Puppies are wormed every couple of weeks up until a certain age. One worming dose kills the formed worms that are in one part of the dog's system. Following that, others 'evolve' and move down, so to speak, and then another dosing 2 weeks later, takes care of those ones...

    The cycle goes on, until such stage as they are older and we can be sure that all worms are eradicated from their system.

    Hope that expalantion helped. It wasn't exactly put into the best scientific terms, but thought it would make sense to you this way.

    Don't be embarrassed to not know what a word means! Hell, I called someone Tia the other days because I didn't register that Tia means Thanks In Advance!!! PMSl.

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    Prolific means a lot of, heaps. Like rabbits breed prolifically.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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