Posted by Michele on February 13, 2006, 1:05 pm, in reply to "Re: parasites"
Kim, if she stayed with you for an extended time she could of gotten the hookworms from you maybe if you have dirt runs. But if the dog was there a short time and then taken to the vet the dog didn't get them from you at all. |
Kim, watch some people who own dogs they will try and blame you for everything...and try not to forget that. Michele
: Thank you so much.. I will need to ask the
: owner what kinds of parasite her little
: Yorkie had. I just worried that he got it
: here at our new faculity and that stressed
: me out.. Thanks again
: --Previous Message--
: Hi Kim, well I would have thought since you
: took the dog to the vet that the
: veterinarian would have identified the
: parasite for you.
: Hookworm infection can occur 3 ways. First
: by ingestion. For example a dog walks in
: some stool and later licks it's paws. Or a
: dog can be infected by skin penetration of
: hookworm larvae found in stools or soil
: contaminated by feces of an infected animal.
: And third mother's can pass hookworms to
: their puppies by way of mother's milk.
: Hookworms are usually a problem in a kennel
: if you have dirt runs. Hookworms do not do
: well when the climate is dry and there is
: lots of sun. Hookworms are most often seen
: in the South Eastern states where there is a
: lot of rain and humidity.
: If dogs are on heartguard plus, revolution,
: or interceptor those dogs should not have
: hookworms as those products prevent/kill
: I don't know if you are guessing the dog has
: hookworms or if you were told the dog has
: hookworms. If you are guessing it might not
: be hookworms at all it could very well be
: giardia, coccidia, or whipworms. All 3 of
: those will produce a mucousy stool on dogs.
: With hookworms when dogs are really infested
: there will be a black stool do to the amount
: of blood loss.
: Also if you are not sure it is a parasite it
: could also be just a really nervous little
: toy dog that is having stress diarrhea.
: I offered you the information on the other
: parasites because I wasn't sure you knew for
: sure if it was hooks or not.
: If you have further questions please feel
: free to re-post. Michele
: --Previous Message--
: I am a new owner and operator of a dog
: and boarding facility. We opened exactly 1
: month ago tomorrow. We are slow, so we have
: taken 2 dogs that are younger than 6 months
: and 1 yorkie that is exactly 6 months. This
: yorkie has had mucous-like diarrhea for a
: week and was taken to the vet. The vet said
: that he could have gotten this parasite from
: an older dog that does not have any sign
: (carrier) of the parasite. Now for the
: question...I'm thinking that the parasite is
: a Hookworm and I am wondering how it spreads
: from dog to dog? could you please tell me.
: Thanks so very much