WHEEZING AND WORMS IN PUPPY
We just picked up our 8 week old male newfie. The breeder said it had had worms.
He is wheezing and acts like he is trying to get something up. While he is doing this, a funny almost crying noise comes out.
The breeder said it is from the worms, is that possible?
Most puppies have roundworms and are de-wormed regularly from about 3 weeks of age by their breeder (this is what SHOULD happen, but doesn't always!). After that, they are generally given a dewormer when they get their scheduled puppy shots.
In a severe case of worms a puppy may vomit the worms up as well as pass them in his stools, but hacking and wheezing isn't generally a symptom of a worm problem. It actually sounds to me more like your pup may have Kennel Cough, or an upper respiratory tract infection.
I'd recommend that you have him examined by your vet right away to find out if he has an underlying health condition. Neither of the above problems are generally very severe, or anything to be overly concerned about, but they do need to be diagnosed and your pup may need treatment with antibiotics.
Whenever you add a new puppy to your family it's always a good idea to have them checked out by your own vet within 24 - 48 hours of bringing them home. That way you know whether there is a problem.
Best of luck, hope your little guy is doing much better soon.
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