Acting on a hunch, we took a stool sample to the Vet’s today. Mr Dog has at least 3 kinds of worms. One,toxoplamosis is directly connected to his disgusting habit of consuming cat feces.
Normally, I wouldn’t be happy to hear that my dog is riddled with lumbricus vermin. The silver lining to this cloud is that his epileptic seizure may have been a result of this invasion, rather than a relapse. The doctor commented that not all seizures are from epilepsy. So he has been wormed, Sugar will be wormed
as soon as we can catch her, this evening. The Vet suggested putting her in a zalbucan (plastic mesh shopping bag) with only her head sticking out in order to administer the liquid medication. This promises to be a memorable experience for all.
Mr. Dog already has been dosed with the liquid at the Vet’s. He also was prescribed another vermicide in the form of four pills taken two at a time, a week apart. In a month we will be taking in another stool sample and hopefully he will be all better.
Mr. Dog is lucky, the bill for the exam and medication for both him and Sugar was $300, so he wasn’t forced to beg on the street. His recheck for the kidney stone and gallbladder sludge isn’t until the end of the month. I cannot imagine what this all would cost NOB.