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Old 09-06-2017, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know everyone has different opinions on this one, but just wanted to share my experience! Frank (3.5yrs) and Barbara (1.5yrs) haven't had any wormer chemical or natural for about 18 months now, in fact I don't think I've ever used any on Barbara, she may have had it done by the vet when I got her second booster as a pup at 12 weeks ish.

I've just had their latest sample results back and they are all clear, nothing to be seen! Just waiting on the lungworm results to come back now, but hopefully that will follow in the same way.

So I'll carry on like this and just get them tested at regular intervals!
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've not wormed for years, although I must say, if there were any children in the garden then I would at least test as you have done. Routine medication is a bit earner for vets and pet medicine manufacturers and it is in their interest to scare us.

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I realised it had been a year since mine were wormed, tests came back clear. 2months later and loon had worms! I'm back to giving 4 monthly worming tablets! Lol
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My boy had a bout with roundworms this winter/spring. After the med was finished I was to take a poop sample to the Vet, it had a worm in it. I'd been checking of course and not seen any after the massive deposits he made the first two days of the med. So on to a different med.; wormed for two days (or was it three?) wait two weeks, worm, wait two weeks, worm a third time, they seem to be gone now. Now, he was on Revolution all last summer and it's supposed to kill roundworms, the stuff we bought says so right on the label but apparently not all countries label it the same. We don't know if it didn't work or if he got infected after it finished in November. We know he has Lymphangiectasia, he probably has a weakened immune system allowing him to become infected more easily than most adult dogs. All good now though.
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Not so lucky on the Fox Lungworm count for Barbara though, just had the results back and there is a low count. Daft girl has obviously snaffled a snail or two! Anyway trip to the vets booked for tomorrow to get something and probably retest in 6 weeks or so?

No problems with Frank, so he's obviously not so partial to a snail snack!
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Not so lucky on the Fox Lungworm count for Barbara though, just had the results back and there is a low count. Daft girl has obviously snaffled a snail or two! Anyway trip to the vets booked for tomorrow to get something and probably retest in 6 weeks or so?

No problems with Frank, so he's obviously not so partial to a snail snack!
Maybe Barbara should have eaten her escargot with lots of garlic and wine sauce. Probably would have helped. Probably why we do.
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Maybe Barbara should have eaten her escargot with lots of garlic and wine sauce. Probably would have helped. Probably why we do.
I'm not a fan of snails myself, just one of those things that doesn't appeal! Barbara doesn't like cooked food, she is raw fed, so her blood thirstiness obviously got the better of her with a passing snail!
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