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Whip Worms...?

emma's mom
December 4th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Hello all,
Well the results finally came back on my English Bulldog, Emma. She has Whip Worms! The vet said that this might be hard to treat. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing?
Good news is that she is feeling much better after her recent illness. Hopefully, we can treat this.

Thanks! Stephanie.

badger
December 4th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Here's a link. Poor puppy!

http://www.versatiledogs.com/vet/parasites2.html

Bugsy
December 4th, 2004, 10:43 AM
I have no experience to relate... but curiosity did lead me to 3 links.


http://www.apaws.org/whipworm.shtml

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=1668&S=1&SourceID=42

http://www.purinaone.com/dogcare_cond_atoz_article.asp?Seed=717&ArticleNumber=30044

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Bugsy
December 4th, 2004, 10:45 AM
LOL ... Badger. :thumbs up

Karin
December 4th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Hello all,
Well the results finally came back on my English Bulldog, Emma. She has Whip Worms! The vet said that this might be hard to treat. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing?
Good news is that she is feeling much better after her recent illness. Hopefully, we can treat this.

Thanks! Stephanie.

Whipworms are evil in the south. Pets that do not recieve monthly Heartworm protection such as Interceptor can be infected. I use Heartgard for Ciara, whipworms are usually seen in unprotected dogs or immature dogs. They live in the soil like any parasite but the sypmtoms and treatment are basically the same for parvo. Deworming a pet is so cheap there is no excuse. Panacur can be bought at any feed store here in the states. Given in dosage according to weight for three days will kill the whipworm, round worm, hook worm and even tapeworm. This is also the season we see more infections of whipworm.

Another reason I do not like open dog parks. I do not want to expose my girl to what ever else may have been walking around. There should be rules...such as vet records and vax records. Why risk disease because someone else does not care as much as we do about our pets? I am not willing to expose Ciara any more.

elfelda
December 6th, 2004, 03:54 PM
I disagree about dog parks. If your animal is healthy, treated seasonally for parasites, and vaccinated, there is no reason to think that he will pick up disease in a dog park (more than any where else). If you walk your dog anywhere outside his own yard, then he will be exposed to diseases and parasites (many of which are also carried by people, wildlife, or water). Research has shown that frequent users of dog parks are more conscientous about vaccinating and scooping poop than dog owners who use regular parks! Just like with a child, isolating your dog from social opportunities will only lead to a sad life for him, and may even weaken his immune system in the long run.

Emma's mom - several courses of treatment may be required to completely eradicate the whipworm, as reinfection is so common, but take heart! There is no reason to think that you shouldn't win the battle.