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Worms 😱...please tell me it'll be ok(7 Posts)
Realised yesterday my Golden Retriever has worms ☹. Evidence of 3 different types in what came out both ends (sorry if tmi) ...grains of rice looking things which I believe are tapeworm, an actual round dead worm thing and little slug like things. Went straight to vets for worming tablets. She hasn't passed anything now for 24 hrs and seems perkier today so that's a positive.
However, I'm paranoid about us catching them. The grass outside must be infested with eggs after she'd done her business on it? Then we walk on it, taking shoes off in utility, but that's where dogs been lying....then she comes in lounge...I'm thinking they'll be all over floors 😱. I'm washing our bedding and will wash and replace daily whatever she's been sitting on. I'm going to hoover and damp dust. What else can I do? There's only so much I can do? I'm also scared as Google says dont shake stuff...well, day before yesterday , before I knew, I shook and shook her hairy throw as it needs a wash....Google says eggs can fly up in the air then you breathe them in 😮....am I already doomed? Pls tell me you went through all this and didnt get them. I need talking down! Thanks
Been there. Lab - eats anything; NOW I worm him immediately he’s eaten the dead thing, but he has had a significant tapeworm infection before.
I boil washed everything he had been near , vacuumed and washed all the floors, wormed him and dog 2 immediately then 2 weeks later; then watched myself as did husband.
We made a habit of wiping them after they poop, with Andrex wet wipes.
We are generally clean - wash hands regularly anyway, antibacterial surfaces etc. We were not affected.
So, don’t panic, deep clean, boil towels etc, then watch for any symptoms. You should know within a couple of weeks I would think.
I have no clue what to do about your grass but as long as you keep it poop free ( pick up as you go) they probably can’t survive long.
Hi @Dreamersandwishers. Thanks for your reply. I'm just having a breather from round 1 of operation fumigate! Some good advice from you, thanks. The grass is my big problem. What she did was hard to pick up.. did my best and hosed down. I feel we're a bit in the lap of the Gods 🤞
My cats (big hunters) have had worms countless times and I promise we have never caught anything. You need an intermediary host or something equally scientific. Don't panic. Just keep worming him regularly.
Thanks @Fishcakey...that's very reassuring
If you're worried your GP can give you worm pills (the pharmacist may be able to too). I know my vet worms himself regularly.
I have owned a total of 7 dogs, 5 cats and 7 horses as an adult and the only one who has ever given me worms, twice, was my DS. You’ll be fine.