Petal came to us from a kill shelter in Georgia. We have had this little 1 year old Min Pin in our group for 4 month's before she finally went to a foster to adopt home. They took her in for a fecal to find out that she had hookworms. Pretty bad, I might add. She was dewormed previously but it must not have killed all of them. She had a mucous stool with small traces of blood in it.
Hook worms are a parasitic nematode that lives in the small intestine of its host. These blood-sucking parasites can invade, inhabit, and live in the dog's small intestines. In their fourth-stage larvae, the hookworms can cause anemia and inflammation in the dog's small intestine. Active worms leave bite sites and those sites continue to seep blood.
The Vet did the test, gave a deworming medication which included 2 treatments, as well as metronidazole. This Vet visit came to $114.00. She then went back to them shortly after because she had to get a rabies vaccination and another Parvo/Distemper vaccination. This bill came to $88.00. The Vet also tried secreting Petal's anal glands, but she was not having that. She was afraid and peed on the vet tech. She will be going in again after having Benadryl to calm her down because we don't want her nipping at anyone. Can you blame her? Both of her visits came to $202.00, but she may need more dewormer since her stool is still not firm. Her foster to adopt mom has handled everything gracefully and is taking amazing care of Petal! Please help contribute towards her Vet bills.