barbponys wrote:Makes the breath smell funny how??? Kinda metalic?? Garions breath has been kinda weird the last couple of days. He's been wormed with strongid in the last week but his breath still smells funny.
People call it "puppy breath" because 95% of pups are born with roundworms. i guess you could say it is a little metallic smell --i forgot but is a little bit of a heavy smell almost like blood smell. the smell wont go away until all of the worms are gone. they can also give the pup a "potbelly" in heavy cases of roundworm infestation. when they are gone the pup looks "lean n mean"
It takes almost 3 times of deworming to get rid of roundworms. This is because the deworming medicine only kills the live adult worms not the baby worms still safe in the eggs in the intestines and any eggs the puppy licks up in the interim.
The eggs that are in the environment can re-infect the puppy so make sure every speck of feces is picked up or washed away with a 10% bleach solution
rounworm eggs can live in the soil for upto 2 years!