Wednesday, November 5, 2008
daddy is in love
Madison Girl is a daddy's girl. When she comes in from a walk, her favorite trick is a running-crashing-licking-kissing attack, and Man-dad is usually on the sofa, just in the right position to fall victim. He is even successful in getting her to slow down for a minute.
Madison was rushed to the vet this morning.
We had a real "ewwwwww gross" moment at the dog park.
Madison pooped and it was alive.
Worms. H-Mom didn't even need her readers to spot them. Man-dad was totally grossed out. Straight to the vet, he ordered H-Mom, little stinky black bag on hand. The evidence.
Puppy Madison has tapeworms. Poor thing. Tapeworms are transmitted by ingesting fleas. They are not contagious from dog to dog, or (thank goodness!) from dog to human. She is now on a broad-spectrum dewormer, which will take care of her unwelcome internal guests. A pill and 1/2 today and another dose in two weeks.
Madison was not keen on swallowing the pills, though. They foamed up yellow and made her gag. The pieces that she coughed up went back down hidden in the cream filling of a doggie "oreo."
Hopefully Man-dad doesn't hold it against H-mom for pointing out that HE was the one who has been kissing puppy a lot. And getting lots of face licks. And that if he feels a little itchy, you know ... down there ... perhaps HE should head to the doctor.
Everyone at the vet office laughed when H-mom told them that the worm-sighting had made everyone a little uncomfortable that morning. Just have him report to the vet clinic, they suggested.
It really ISN'T contagious.