Be warned some gross poo talk here....
First of all, let me say that my breeder who was GREAT with Bear (he had been dewormed and had his first set of vaccinations when I picked him up) has been not so great with this litter. When I picked Goldy up she was almost 7 weeks and had had no dewormer or vaccinations.
Also, upon bringing Goldy into my house I have put her on Flint River Food, which is what Bear is also on.
When I picked up Goldy on Wednesday we went straight to the vet for a quick checkup. The vet gave her a checkover, scheduled me for Tuesday for some vaccinations and sent me home with a dewormer (Drontal Plus).
I've never dealt with worms, so this was all very new to me. I gave her the Drontal Thursday afternoon and late Thursday night she woke up with diarrhea with a long (about 4-5inches) worm in it. Close to gagging, I cleaned everything up - then Friday morning more loose stool and a little worm (about an inch). I googled around online and found that it's not unusual for puppies to have some diarrhea during deworming but we're now at Saturday afternoon/evening and we're still having really liquidy stools, although I have seen no more worms.
She's eating fine, drinking fine, no vomiting and her energy is normal - as you can see from the pics.
Also, she's not pooping everywhere, she seems to be able to hold it until we go outside - she has had one poopy accident inside, but she was waiting for Bear to get leashed. She has not pooped at all in her crate.
I'm afraid to fast her since she's so small but am very open to suggestions and information. I've considered some bland chicken, but didn't want to start a finicky puppy.
Is the diarrhea normal during the deworming? How long before it should pass? Should I call the vet on Monday or will she be fine until Tuesday? Is the diarrhea more from the change in food and the change in atmosphere/home or from the parasites?
All of the info I'm finding on the net is all over the place. One site says Drontal shouldn't cause any side effects and another says that diarrhea is a normal side effect as the parasites pass....I'd really like someone to tell me of their experience if possible.
I'm not freaking out, overall she's fine - but I want to know what to watch for...