Saturday, March 13, 2010


This afternoon, Butter passed out a whole "bundle" of wriggly worms, and later developed diarrhoea.  I had called the vet the moment I saw those worms, but he said it's best to wait until they are at least four weeks old before getting them dewormed. 

I know different vets have their own protocols.  Our other vet would deworm at 2 weeks. 

That's the dilemma - deworming can sometimes kill a young animal.  NOT deworming can also kill a young animal (because of worm infestation).

When Butter passed out another small bit of wriggly worms and her diarrhoea got more watery, I discussed it with the vet again, and we decided perhaps we should get Butter dewormed (using a reduced dosage) since the diarrhoea already indicates infection. 

So, off we went, the PBJ gang and me to the vet's.

The vet decided to deworm all three of them.

So far, it's been 8 hours and Butter still has diarrhoea, but it isn't bad.  The other two have not passed out any worms. 

Let's hope the deworming works and does not cause any adverse effects.

The nursery. 

Bandit has actually been looking after the PBJ gang.  He always sits beside their cage and monitors their movements. 

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