SKIP THIS POST IF YOU HAVE A SQUIMISH STOMACH
Let’s have a Gross Conversation.
Yes, it’s the awful truth, puppies can and do tend to have worms.
Even my puppies.
Shocking, I know.
I do a lot of preventatives prior to your puppy going home.
And I clean up a lot of poop.
That’s why a good deworming schedule needs to continue even after leaving your breeder’s home.
Worms are tricky little things, becoming more and more resistant to medicines.
Our regimen here at MZBostons is biweekly dewormings.
They get Pyrantel (such as NeMex-2) at 2 and 4 weeks. This is a one-day dose and gentler on little newborn puppies tummies.
Then at 6 and 8 weeks we switch things up to Fenbendazole (Safeguard Goat Dewormer is what I use). This is a three-day course of dewormer and boy does that loosen their poop up. Yuck! But it’s a necessary mess to deal with. (Five days if you are having trouble with giardia, a whole different story…).
For example, my current older litter of puppies just went through their 3 day course on Friday the 24th thru Sunday the 26th.
Today is Tuesday, the 28th, and look at what I found. Worms. It’s still working. Cleaning those little systems out.
So if you get a puppy and bring it home and it has worms, first of all, don’t freak out. It happens.
You too can deworm your puppy/adult dog at home (links to products I use will be in the comment section below).
Just remember, dogs are gross.
They eat poop and other nasty stuff.
They just do.
They. Are. Dogs.
It’s what they do.
They are not little human fur babies, they are dogs.
And yes, they will have worms.
But it’s not the end of the world.
After yesterday's events, I was concerned I was making the wrong decision in retiring Nakia.
But after sleeping on it, I will continue my future path as planned. I have a clear direction I want to head with my program.
Both girls, Nakia and Nilla will be retiring in October.
If you think you could be the perfect home for either of these girls, please reach out to me.
~23 𝘭𝘣 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘸𝘯 𝘍𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘦
𝘛𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 3 𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘌𝘷𝘦
𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥 10/1/21 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘜𝘛𝘋 𝘰𝘯 𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘺 10/9.
Hold for Heidi in Omaha, NE
~14.5 𝘭𝘣 𝘓𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘤 𝘍𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘦
𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘜𝘛𝘋 𝘰𝘯 𝘷𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 10/25.
𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘺 10/30.
Hold for Tater and Family in Lakeville, MN
What a day.
After a long restless night, Nilla went into labor this morning and things were going smooth until a puppy became stuck in the birth canal. Unfortunately, he was also breech and I couldn't get him out.
Off to the ER Vet in Sioux Falls we went and were considered high priority due to the stuck puppy. Luckily, the Vet was able to get him out and he had passed away. They were so incredibly busy today. Thanking God we were able to get her in and get these babies out in a record time!
The rest of the puppies in utero, their heart rates started falling and it was suggested to get her in for an emergency c-section.
I had him spay her as well as I don't ever want to see Nilla go through this again.
I am pleased to say we have 3 healthy girls and 2 healthy boys!
Introducing Nilla's Cake Litter.