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My husband and I are taking care of a found puppy. She's probably 6-8 months old. It's been over 30 days since we reported her as a found dog to Animal Control, so she has just become legally ours. We want to take care of some basic things and then find a great family for her. We've already spent money we don't have on her, so we're trying to keep costs down.

Here is a problem that we need to take care of now. A couple of days ago, she vomited up worms. One of them was several inches long. I've seen worms in dogs' feces before, but I've never seen them in their vomit. The vomit was only the worms and saliva, nothing else.

Given her age and the length of one of the worms, she's probably never been wormed before. Will a general de-wormer get rid of the type she vomited up along with any other worms she might have, or do we need to take a feces sample to a vet to get it checked? If we do that, will it identify the type of worm that she vomited?

I took photos of the vomit before I cleaned it up in case they help, but I won't post them unless anyone wants to see them. Instead, I'll post a puppy photo of this girl. As you can see, she looks healthy, but we now have evidence that she has worms.

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It's not unheard of for them to vomit up round worms if they've got a really bad infestation. However, it's best to talk to your vet to verify what type of worms they were, and the best medication to use.
 
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