I took Bailey to the vet on Monday afternoon , 2-23-09, where she got her yearly shots, heartworm test and stool sample check.
Well...this morning, I noticed there were tapeworms in her poop. Um...shouldn't the stool sample check have caught this? The clinic said her fecal sample had come back negative. How can Bailey have tapeworms now? I'm a bit peeved because the clinic said I could bring in a sample of her stool and they would run another test but they have to charge me for it. I took her in less than 48 hours ago!
My question is this: If I saw worms in Bailey's stool this morning, then how long has she been infected? I took her to the vet Monday afternoon at 4 pm. The clinic says the fecal sample came back negative. Today, less than 48 hours later, at 7:30 am, there are tapeworms in her stool. Can tapeworms really develop so quickly?
Should I treat her with D-worm or go with veterinary treatment? I want them gone!