Dogs/child exposed to a dog with worms-help!

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Camperqueen Sun 19-Aug-18 20:01:00

Hi all
Today a friend brought around her new 6m old puppy who she rehomed from it’s original owner and picked up Friday.

Friend has not sorted out insurance or vet yet (despite my warning as having it ASAP for a new dog as you don’t know their medical history).

As I said she and the puppy came round today and played with our dogs to a degree and licked my dd on the face a few times.

She gave the dog a de-worming tablet and he vomited it up (as they are prone to do, as many will know- we use the gel ourselves for this reason)

In his vomit there were worms.

She’s taking it seriously and sorting both the insurance tonight and the vet tomorrow apparently.

My worry is that she could have passed them to our dogs (who might be protected as they were only given the treatment a couple of weeks ago)- but my greater worry is that he could have given them to my child, especially since she licked her on the face and dd held/handled the puppy.

How worried do I need to be and what on Earth do I do? Wait for worms to know? How likely is this??

Thanks in advance!!

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Lonecatwithkitten Sun 19-Aug-18 20:10:15

Infection of children is incredibly rare and is via the faeco - oral route. I would try not to worry.

Camperqueen Sun 19-Aug-18 20:24:17

Thank you- I checked the dose again and it was given to the dogs in June so I’m going to give them more now. There was some buttsniffing going on!

And I was wrong- it was the flea that is the gel- the problem with these tabs is they hate eating them. Currently trying to disguise crushed up drontal in peanut butter which seems to be fooling one dog but not the other hmm

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Freemind Sun 19-Aug-18 21:30:31

My dogs get the drontal embedded a piece of cold sausage - never failed to go down yet!

Camperqueen Sun 19-Aug-18 22:00:32

@freemind - I didn’t have ansausagebto hand or that would have been ideal! tried it wrapped in ham first as that’s what I had - the suspicious dog managed to delicately spit them out still! The other one horked down the peanut butter no problem. I finally got Mr suspicious to eat most of it by mixing kibble and ham into the pb concoction - very hard going!

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Camperqueen Sun 19-Aug-18 22:01:06

*a sausage to hand smile

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liz70 Sun 19-Aug-18 22:06:25

Also, try pushing the tablet into a slit made in the side of a babybel with a sharp knife - that sometimes works.


notapizzaeater Sun 19-Aug-18 22:13:09

We stick it in a cheese triangle, bloody dog inhales them

Camperqueen Sun 19-Aug-18 22:37:21

Good ideas! I’ve used 1/2 a burger before with the slit method

Same suspicious dog had to take charcoal powder after consuming a chocolate cake confused (and having Vet induced vomiting) a while back - if you ever have to endure this- top tip is to mix it into chicken stock - I made it up with a chicken stock cube and water obvs - he lapped it up. Wouldn’t eat it dry even hidden inside a chicken breast.

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