Puppy puking after worming?
My young puppy Toby, a 23 week old shih-tzu/poodle mix, was recently shown with roundworm. Me and my mom took him to the vet and they gave us a worming pill and the dose he needs. I'm not sure of the brand. Few hours after having that pill, he puked up mostly everything he ate, but wasn't acting any different then he normally would, and was still eating. We called the vet and they said "The pill we gave him can make the dog puke, but its quite rare. Although, it could be trying to have him puke them out." We waited 2 weeks like they said to and there was nothing at all different about our puppy, but he was passing the worms. Today, we went back for his second dose, and the vet gave it to him this time. I had fallen asleep for a bit, but my mom says he was puking off and on all day and had a bit of the runs. The vet said to let her know if it happened again, but my mom was busy today and it didn't cross her mind.
Toby is sleeping right now, but before he fell asleep he was playing and biting me and trying to chew on whatever he could like normal.
So my question is, is it rare for puppies to puke after worming? Could it be the pill?
The vet will most likely call tomorrow for an update, and I will make sure my mom mention this.
No one has any idea? :(
Re: Puppy puking after worming?
i would bet that the first and possibly the second dose weren't in his stomach long enough to absorb the drug, so he probably needs it again or either needs to have another fecal check done. if you are still seeing roundworms (spaghetti looking things) then he needs to be dewormed again, depending on how long its been after the dose. this time wait until the next day after the vet visit (if he has to go again) to give the dewormer and when you give it, give it with a meal. sometimes dogs just have sensitive tummies to medications and usually giving them with food will help. these little guys are usually the most common dogs with tummy problems. puppies typically are dewormed a few times anyways, all puppies have worms usually. it's inevitable.
it's probably drontal that they gave you, it's a yellow pill?! sometimes they use strongid, a yellow liquid. either one will treat will treat roundworms effectively.
also, if you have other dogs its not a bad idea to deworm everyone at the same time. another thing to remember is to pick up their poop in the yard. they can get reinfected by stepping in it and licking their feet, or as some do...eat the poop. yuck!
hope this helps! good luck! worms and fleas are some of the most pesky things to battle!