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what does a heart worm look like?

Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by meghan_m_25, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. meghan_m_25

    meghan_m_25 New Member

    my puppy threw up last night on my bed but i didn't notice till this morning. a found a worm about an inch long and it looked like a coilled up rubber band. it wasn't where she threw up though. could it just be something she ate??? shes been dewormed before and is due by September 15
  2. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    It sounds like roundworm, call your vet and see if she can be dewormed again before the 15th. Also it would help if you could take in a fresh stool sample so they can look at it under a microscope and see if there are any other parasites in there. Some dewormes only kill specific parasites, not all of them.
  3. Dukesdad

    Dukesdad New Member

    Common puppy worms are easily eliminated with treatment. Heartworms can only be detected through a blood test that is required before you begin a monthly heartworm preventative treatment.
  4. meghan_m_25

    meghan_m_25 New Member

    She's not eating again and i can hear her tummy.
  5. Jamiya

    Jamiya New Member

    Please call your vet. She needs treatment.
  6. nern

    nern New Member

    My kitten had roundworms (sounds like what you describe) that he threw up....he was dewormed 3x before they were finally gone.
  7. Shineillusion

    Shineillusion New Member

    Heartworms actually do look a lot like roundworms. But they reside in the heart and related vessels, not the stomach. It isn't likely a dog would vomit one up. It also takes several months from the time a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito before the larvae develop into adult worms. Depending on the age of your puppy, it may be too young to have adult heartworms.

    One word of caution, seeing as you allow your puppy to sleep in your bed. It is possible for humans to contract roundworms. So see your vet and get them taken care of.
  8. meghan_m_25

    meghan_m_25 New Member

    She is now on these pills the vet said that they were roundworm. And we are taking her in next week anyway.

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