Dogs Community
Dog Boils.
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your pet dogs!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Dog Boils.

My 3 week old lab puppies have marble size knots on their tails. Some of the knots are squishy and look like boils. They have puss and blood coming out of them and some are scabbed over. I took them too the vet and they said that my puppies had hook worms. Can worms cause this? What should I do? I have been putting peroxide and neosporen on it plus giving them the medicine that the vet gave. I have noticed long 1 inch worms in stool and some yellow dots in stool, but i thought hookworms were unable to be seen by the naked eye. I can send a pic if needed, when i get a camera.
Related Discussions
  • Sick Dog (3 replies):
    I have a Cocker Spanual that is 9 and seams to have a co...[more]
  • wormer (1 replies):
    will pyrantel pamoate kill tapeworm? If not, can I add a...[more]
  • HOOKWORM ?? (1 replies):
    Hi- My dog has just gotten over hookworm 2 weeks ago. S...[more]
  • Coccidia (2 replies):
    My son has a 14 week old puppy that was treated for hook...[more]
  • rashy kittens (1 replies):
    we have taken our new kittens to the vet when a rash tha...[more]
675347_tn?1365464245
Yes, hookworms are unable to be seen by the naked eye. They are incredibly tiny. Some hookworm larvae can directly penetrate the dog's skin. Maybe that's what has happened here. They can be picked up from infested water (streams, rivers, etc) or from infested animal faeces, the soil, or from rodents.

Hookworms can also live in the intestines, they suck blood there and can cause severe anaemia. I think the heartworm meds also work for hookworm, but the treatment often has to be repeated, and faecal exams are necessary. I guess the vet knows what meds to use for this. I would keep using that, but take your dog for fairly regular reviews of the condition.

Be careful because hookworm larvae can penetrate the skin of people too!
I know all this sounds horrible, but if your dog is treated thoroughly for this, hopefully those hookworms will get eliminated!  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dogs Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dogs Answerers
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
462827_tn?1333172552
Blank
Misfits4Me
OK
675347_tn?1365464245
Blank
ginger899
United Kingdom
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
amielynn24
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
lindapalm
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ