Originally Posted by Dina
For all of you pet owners who have experience, I have a concern about our puppy. She got her shots today along with medication for intestinal worms...eek...and she's been over-active and pooping so much. I'm concerned cause my DH didn't ask anything about the reactions. She even got into the mud and started eating it. She's been so calm and happy since we got her until today. Worse thing is that our little one had let himself be licked by Abby (the puppy) since we didn't know about the worms. I'm concerned for my toddler's health now too. What should we expect?
I'd like to offer you some advice, but I'm not sure of what you are saying.
Do you mean she's been overactive and pooping so much since
receiving the vaccs and worm med? How old is you puppy? This is quite normal puppy behavior. Or is the pooping diarrhea? That would be quite different than just pooping a lot, which might be related to how much you are feeding and how many times/day.
Perhaps she was calmer before the trip to the vet due to the worms, but now she's feeling better and is more active. Lethargy can accompany vaccs, not being over-active. I would be more worried if she weren't over-active.
I wouldn't worry about eating mud either. Some dogs like to "graze". Some dogs do it though because of a food deficiency, like if you are feeding food bought from a grocery store. They don't sell good pet foods in grocery stores because a quality company won't discount their product enough and they like their foods to be sold in more specialized stores.
I'm not saying some dogs don't do alright on Pedigree, Purina, Iams... but they aren't good food. You need only to understand how to read a food label on dog food, which most people don't even look at. They see 26% protein and think that it is all digestible protein.
I also don't understand "she's been so calm and happy...."
How do you know she isn't happy? She's overactive and eating mud. Is she doing something else you didn't mention? Again, I would be more worried if she were calm and laying around.
What kind of worms were they, round, hook, whip, tape?
Most worms live in the intestinal tract and aren't spread from licking. Now if your toddler was sniffing the puppy's butt .....
Just throwing things out there for you. You know your puppy best, but I didn't read anything I would be concerned over.
Oh, if they were whip worms she's probably getting them again if she's eating mud from where she relieves herself.