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|06-14-2006, 11:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2006
9 Month Old with worms!!! Help
My baby boy went number 2 and I saw some little white rice looking crawling things come out. I am sure it is worms.... Is there a home treatment I can give him or do I definitely need to take him to the Vet? Would appreciate your advice.
|06-15-2006, 03:28 AM||#3|
and Bernie's mom too!"
Join Date: Nov 2005
Sounds like tapeworm. Call the vet. You only need one pill to cure this.
Ginger Bernie Fun Kitty
|06-15-2006, 04:15 AM||#4|
Donating YT 10K Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Gazou and Gingergirlsmom gave you GREAT advice. I would venture to say that all dogs get worms from time to time. And with a pill from the vet they are easy to control. Your vet might request a fresh stool sample -- snack sized zip lock bags are perfect for that.
On the lighter side, let me add that you might not want to fix Red Beans and Rice for dinner tonight, you won't be able to eat it, cause you will keep thinking.....
|06-15-2006, 04:20 AM||#5|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Florida
Good old tape worms..! LOL
The problem with tape worms is..they do not show up in routine stool checks, they crawl away....but the vet has a cure..and OTC meds are not that effective. Nemex 2 is a great OTC for other types, but do little to rid the gut of tapes...and tapes come from swallowing a flea and that could have happened months ago...good luck
|06-15-2006, 06:49 AM||#6|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Jun 2006
A bit more about Tapes
We had a cat that had a tapeworm infestation awhile back. The little moving rice bit is an eggsac. That thing is usually pretty harmless - UNLESS there are fleas around. If a flea eats an egg from the eggsac, and the animal eats the flea, THAT's when it gets transferred.
-the hubby of the mommy of Mia
|06-16-2006, 08:03 PM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Hi there!! Yes Lilly gets those frequently too. You need to take your furbaby to the vet, and they will give you one pill. That will kill the worms. Your furbaby got it while ingesting a flea. Good luck!! ~lizette
|07-01-2006, 07:23 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles
i read somewhere that feeding the dog garlic will get rid of worms and prevent them from returning - anybody know if that's true?
|07-01-2006, 09:31 AM||#9|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: El Paso, Texas
Medicinal use Components of garlic
Some scientific research indicates that garlic can have some health benefits, such as diminishment of platelet aggregation; a meta-analysis showing significant (12%) lipid lowering of cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol; treatment of hyperlipidaemia; the significant inhibition of atherosclerosis via the use of aged garlic extract Kyolic; and the protective nature of chronic garlic intake on elastic properties of aorta in the elderly. Regular and prolonged use of therapeutic amounts of aged garlic extracts lower blood homocysteine levels, and prevent some complications of diabetes mellitus. It may have some cancer-fighting properties because it is high in diallyl sulphide (DADs), believed to be an anticarcinogen.
In modern naturopathy, garlic is used as a treatment for intestinal worms.
Garlic cloves continue to be used by aficionados as a remedy for infections (especially chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush. They are claimed to be an effective long-term remedy for cardiovascular problems reducing excessive blood cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis, the risk of thrombosis, and hypertension but these claims are disputed, as there has been no clinical trial that has demonstrated any such benefits. Whole cloves used as suppositories are sometimes used as a home remedy for Candidiasis (yeast infections). Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood sugar levels, and so can be helpful in late-onset diabetes, though people taking insulin should not consume medicinal amounts of garlic without consulting a physician. In such applications, garlic must be fresh and uncooked, or the allicin will be lost.
Dietary supplements in pill form, such as Garlique, claim to possess the medical benefits of garlic, without (in the words of the Garlique manufacturer) "the unsocial qualities associated with fresh garlic cloves".
|07-01-2006, 09:57 AM||#11|
Donating YT 12K Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Council Bluffs Iowa
??Tape worms are carried by fleas? I didn't know that.