• My puppy finished a 9 day regimen of deworming on Monday for hookworms and coccidia. He is now starting to act like he still has worms again. He has diarrhea, decreased appetite, and lethargy. Is it possible he still has worms? Or is this normal? Thanks

    Hi Matthew,
    I recommend that you take your puppy back into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. The symptoms that you are describing are very concerning when seen in a puppy. They can quickly worsen or even become life threatening. There can be a few different causes for the symptoms including intestinal parasites. Other potential causes include infection, inflammation of the GI tract, or an underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of his symptoms after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests including a fecal exam to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of his symptoms.


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