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In August got a 2 1/2 yr old  gh that has hookworms.  First dog that I have ever had with hookworms in 40 plus years of dogs. Have done two rounds of Panacur with interceptor plus.  She sometimes cries when pooping is this from the hookworms/treatment?  No loose stools.  

Am I being overly cautious I have not let her in the yard to play due to thinking worms would not take that long to get rid of and she had a reaction to her spay stitches.  She does get walked.

Wondering if she should be on different hookworm meds.  I know she is still positive test done Monday.  Have not talked to the vet due to Holliday.  So not sure if her level of worms has decreased.

Words of wisdom appreciated as my vet with years of greyhound experience retired and have a new vet that I have never got to see in person.

thanks for reading.  Have a happy thanksgiving.

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Any treatment using combinations of deworming meds should be coordinated with your vet.  You might want to take a copy of the Prison Protocol for the vet to review if the hookworms persist. If you are in the US, the dogs coming from the tracks and farms have a strain of hookworms that have become more and more resistant to the standard meds, and it takes the combination in the Prison Protocol over many months to eradicate them. 

Our two broodies were each 11 years old when adopted, and had ridiculous amounts of hookworms.  We did a modification of the protocol in conjunction with approval from our vet.  Each dog took a year to get rid of the hooks using twice monthly treatment. Due to their age, they got one part of the med combination of the first of the month and the other half on the 15th to spread it out and not overload them.  For the first few months, you may need some flagyl or other stomach meds to help with diarrhea and stomach irritation after each treatment.  One of our dogs was so infested that there were huge amounts of blood in the stool after the first few treatments, so we had to monitor her carefully for blood loss, dehydration etc. 

The process takes a while, but you can get rid of them with persistence and time. Also note that a negative fecal is not conclusive that they are gone.  It only means that the particular test was clear.  You need at least 3 clean fecals in a row to declare them to be under control. 

Good luck! 

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Jennifer NG, DVM, has become quite the authority of the treatment of hookworms.

This is her most recent protocol from Sept 2019:

http://www.greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=resistant-hookworms

 

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1 hour ago, macoduck said:

Jennifer NG, DVM, has become quite the authority of the treatment of hookworms.

This is her most recent protocol from Sept 2019:

http://www.greyhoundcrossroads.com/index.php?page=resistant-hookworms

Just to add to my post above, we basically modified Dr Ng's "modified prorocol" due to the age of our girls.  

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Update:

We went from 3+ to a 1+.  So hope it continues to get better.  Changed to new vet she is now on Advantage Multi.  Vet thinks that should take care of then will check in January.


Has mostly great 💩 which I am thankful for,  just an occasional loose two days and she is very interested in her poo in those days and very hungry. Thinking it is a flare up of the worms?

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It will take a little time to be sure they are completely gone.  The first negative fecal is not the final say.  most people do 3 tests over several months to be sure they are gone.  Both of ours took a full year before both the hooks and the hookworm antigen were negative, but you will see such an improvement in your dog overall when the hooks are gone that all of the treatment and attention to poop is worth it. 

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16 minutes ago, Time4ANap said:

It will take a little time to be sure they are completely gone.  The first negative fecal is not the final say.  most people do 3 tests over several months to be sure they are gone.  Both of ours took a full year before both the hooks and the hookworm antigen were negative, but you will see such an improvement in your dog overall when the hooks are gone that all of the treatment and attention to poop is worth it. 

Thanks was just not prepared to pick her up in August 10 days after spay and not have that resolved until November.  Sometimes the rough starts end up being the best dogs.

 I feel better after the visit with the new vet too.  She said as long as she is clean I can relax her routine inside and she can keep her bed too.   I so want to let her on the couch as long as she is on her blanket.  Have been waiting months for that.  My last greyhound passed in March and I got Journey end of August.  Seemed like a really long search for her but she was worth it.  (Hence the name Journey)

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1 minute ago, 1Moregrey said:

 

Thanks was just not prepared to pick her up in August 10 days after spay and not have that resolved until November.  Sometimes the rough starts end up being the best dogs.

 I feel better after the visit with the new vet too.  She said as long as she is clean I can relax her routine inside and she can keep her bed too.   I so want to let her on the couch as long as she is on her blanket.  Have been waiting months for that.  My last greyhound passed in March and I got Journey end of August.  Seemed like a really long search for her but she was worth it.  (Hence the name Journey)

Even with 2 hounds with hooks we didn't have any recurring infections based on the dogs going in the yard or sharing beds so I think you will be fine as a long as you pickup the yard after she goes. There is a solution of diluted bleach you can spray on areas if needed, but our yard is rocks and astroturf so we didn't have to worry about killing any grass by doing so. 

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