2010/06/10 at 1:45 PM
Hi Erin. We had a greyhound many years ago who had recurring hooks every August. We finally gave him Panacur every month until the problem was under control. (I’m not sure they were ever gone completely.) When one of our other greyhounds died, he got so stressed he got bloody diarrhea. If I recall correctly, he had a round of Flagyl. It helped. A friend of mine more recently went through the same thing. Repeated rounds of Panacur over several months were necessary to rid him of the hooks. Don’t trust negative fecals. If the symptoms are still there, the hooks are still there. Do have a talk with your vet about giving Panacur on a frequent dosing schedule. It’s good stuff.
Erin Williams says:
June 9, 2010 at 10:23 PM (Edit)
My husband and I are new greyhound parents to a 4yo brindle girl that is a rescue from match racing. When we got her, she tested positive for hookworms and was treated. We noticed she had some chronic diarrhea issues and she was tested a couple months later and was still positive for hookworms. She has been treated twice with Panacur and has been on 3 rounds of antibiotics, twice after she had bloody diarrhea (vet said hemmorhagic gastroenteritis). It seems that while she is on antibiotics, her stool “normalizes”. Once the antibiotics are finished, she starts to get diarrhea again. She is also a picky eater. We feed her twice a day, once in the morning and in the evening 2 cups dry Beneful and 1/2 can Iams (or Canine ID, or Natural Choices sensitive stomach). She doesn’t eat her morning meal half the time, but always seems to finish dinner. Through all of this she stays hydrated and playful (most of the time….she has her moments when she pouts in her crate). Is picky eating normal with greyhounds? Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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