Directly after he poo'd we scooped the litter box
and found that his stool was all bloody.
He also had blood on his butt,...
Two days later(!) they called to say "nothing found"
in the stool sample.
headed outside for a walk,... a few minutes later,
Lesley "called" from across the field,
"bring a container!!!"
Needless to say, but the V.E.T. was called and
"talked with." They wanted to see V, but since
they had already said the stool sample was fine
and were going to look into other things, we said
no, we want de-worming medication and were
not bringing him in. The pills were made available.
1.5 tabs of Drontal (Praziquantel and pyrantel pamoate).
We later found that these are available on the web, no V.E.T.
Now, the next "issue" was how to get the 1.5 pills
into Vladimir. First up, we tried to hide the pills in his
food,... Nope, ate right around them,...
Next up, we ground/powderized 1/2 a pill into some
Turkey baby food and smeared it on his front paws.
He wasn't happy but cleaned up. In less than 15 minutes
he started vomiting, and vomiting, then poo-ing, then
vomiting, and vomiting,... finally
We let him settle down for a few hours,
then crushed up the remaining full pill and
mixed it in cream cheese,... and
After running around shaking his legs
He seemed fine, no vomiting, no blood in his
stool, etc. It took a few days for his energy levels
to come back up, but now he is pretty much
back to his old self for the past few weeks.
In a few more weeks we will dose him again.
Tanjiro & Uschi do not show any signs of worms
but we are keeping a close eye on everyone.