Pugsley has 2 Clavimox pills left and is scheduled to go to the vet on Monday to decide what to do next about the heartworms. He is running a fever again and started (light, but still) shaking this morning for the first time in a week. I just took him outside to go to the bathroom and I noticed something light-colored stuck to his tail. Then I saw his little Pugsy poo: it had the same little blobs in it.
I think they're worms.
I have no idea how to describe them, though. They are milky-white in color and look like they'd have the consistency of slime or a slug. I saw three or four of them, and the weird thing is they move. It almost looked like it was regenerating-- it just kept creeping upwards. I have never seen anything like it.
Do you have any idea what this is? Now that I have seen them up close, I think I might have seen one on Pugsley's tail before. I don't think they are heartworms, but the ones he poos out should be dead heartworms anyway. Heartworms look like spaghetti, and these things don't.
I won't be able to get in touch with the vet until Monday-- we don't have any emergency vets here, and I doubt spotting worms qualifies as emergency anyway. I went ahead and gave Pugs the last cortisone pill (we were saving it in case he got bad again) to tide him over until I can get him to the vet.
If he has some other strain of worms, that could be why he isn't gaining weight and why he's shaking. Hell, it could be why he's running a fever. Why did my vet not check for these things?
I swear I am not neglecting this child-- It seems like every day something else is wrong with him. He's just a little sick-magnet. I am going to lose my mind if I can't get this baby healthy soon. Poor Pugs. He just wants to have fun. :/