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Old 06-29-2019, 02:42 AM
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Well, after an emotional rollercoaster for my nerves over the last couple days, I'm starting to think my little pupper might have worms?? I thought he might have been bloated because he wasn't really eating as much as he used to simply because he sleeps all night, is up for a few hours when I get home in the morning, and then goes to sleep with me all day. But, he's not painful when I push on his belly, he's still acting the same (just as playful, yappy, and odd), still eating, hasn't turned down cheese (which is his favorite thing).

I've dealt with a dog with bloat where the stomach flipped and the same dog also loved to eat socks and undies whole. This is nothing like that but I can't help but worry.

Orion's belly has been a little big since Saturday, but since he was acting normal, I thought nothing of it.

But today, I noticed that I can see his hip bones, spine, ribs. And when I fed him wet food, he scarfed it down like he hadn't eaten in days.

So, since he's still normal and pooping and all that, I figured I'd ask for some advice. Has anyone dealt with worms before in small dogs? If so, how can I help my fur baby?
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:43 PM
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Star, First of all, get your dog to the vet and bring a stool sample along with you. This is the only way to rule out worms. If you can see his hip, spine and rib bones he is not using the food that you feed him well. What are you feeding? Please let us know what the vet says.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:53 PM
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While I'm a bit tight on funds, I am trying to figure out a way to get him to a vet. He's still doing good though, as far as his demeanor goes. But after pedigree puppy food, I've been trying to keep him on Pure Balance. Mostly kibble, I just bought him that brand of wet food and he's eaten a couple of containers of it. But my in-laws big dogs are free fed with pedigree. So at times he'll get into that too. Also, something to note: while I give him SOME human food (like a tiny piece of cheese, peanut butter on occasion, unseasoned things that are ok for dogs), but my in-laws will give him food even if I ask them not to. Like chips, hot dogs, crab. I don't want him to get spoiled and not want kibble.
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Star, can you possibly have Orien put in another room, or crate/pen while you all are eating? The other thing I can suggest is to use the kibble as a treat. I also use plain cheerios for my over weight dog for treats, and kibble for my skinny one! When I eat I drop a cheerio on the floor for my 'big' girl, and toss kibbles for my 'skinny' girl.
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