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Izo
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So my pup Romeo had roundworms. He was treated once for it at the vet's office. He got better but the diarrhea never really stopped and has tons of mucus now. The first time after the de-worming we did see worms come out. So we took Romeo to the vet again  3 weeks later as recommended and was de-wormed for a second time this Saturday. He pooped this morning and still mucus-like. I really hope it works and I know it takes some time. Romeo is my first puppy and I've read all the info out there. Just wondering if anyone has opinions or advice regarding care, food, etc?

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How many times has he had diarrhea?  In a young puppy, diarrhea for more than a day can quickly become very serious.  I'd take him back to the vet for a follow-up.  Roundworms would not be cause for diarrhea after a treatment... you would've just seen at most, dead worms, come out and then he'd be back to normal.

Are you keeping him quarantined until he is fully vaccinated?  Puppies are VERY prone to parvo... and it is life threatening.  Please look in the Health section for "Parvo and why we vaccinate".

Let us know how he is doing after the vet visit has cleared him of anything unusual or serious contributing to the diarrhea and at that point would be glad to suggest diets and such.  At this time, I wouldn't think it necessarily is the diet.

Take care

Izo
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Romeo is 5 months and has already been fully vaccinated for Parvo and such. He's been to the vet very frequently and the diarrhea is basically everyday. They insist that this is because of the worms. He's been pretty much cleared for everything else and does not have coughing, sneezing or vomittting.

 

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Welcome!  Hope Romeo feels better soon.

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Poor baby Romeo I hope he gets on the mend soon. What does he normally eat...including chews etc...I cant feed Q anything with dye in it...those coloured chew sticks are terrible on his stomach.

Izo
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He's much better! He must've had an infection of some kind. He's on anti biotics now, after I pushed the issue with the vet. I kept telling them his breath was also really bad, which can be a sign of infection. So happy he's better :-)

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I'm glad he's better. I was about to ask if the vet had considered a bacterial infection. That is very hard to determine positive or negative, so it's best many times to just give them the anti-biotic.