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    Gecko Has Worms

    okay so for two days my gecko has been having trouble pooping. so I decided to give him a warm bath to help him out...and it did with a little massage. anyways I found a white worm looking thing in his poop, im no expert but I beleive this is a worm! I would like to know what kind of worm meds I need to buy. can anyone help me?

    would a human dewormer work? I dont know if I can get some panacur without a prescription from a vet here...
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Ummm. I'd go to the vet, you won't know how to give doses to a gecko. Especially if its human meds. I don't know where you would get human wormer either.
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    The human dewormers exist you get them over the counter. I was just wondering if it would be okay to give him since it would be easier for me to get. I can call my reg vet here and explain my story and see if they will sell me some. My exotic vet is 2hours away and it takes 2weeks before you can have a appointement....soooo what is the best choice? Should I just call my vet office here and see if they will sell me some or go to the pharmacy for human dewormer?
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Different intestinal parasites require different medications. Consider; You aren't even positive it is an intestinal parasite and, I don't know about Leopard Geckos, but there are several types of worms- hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, are common in companion animals with roundworms and tapeworms being the most likely types to be grossly visible. I would call your herp vet and ask for advice. They could run a fecal analysis without an appointment (of course there is still the drive). I would caution you strongly against trying to "cocktail" human meds for your little friend.
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    update*** I called the reg vet and they are going to sell me some panacur and some ivomec and I will be treating alllll my reptiles....I have to bring them in to be weighed and given the right dosage. they will get both meds. so I am happy about that.
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Glad that worked out for the best for you

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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Yes I am very happy cause the vet I go with my cats with is a ***** when it comes to meds....he never sells you anything if you ''think'' your pet has this...he has to see them first. but he isn't a herp vet and I guess he feels I'm in desperate need....I'm happy I'm treating everyone! ill be cleaning they're cages tomorrow and treat as well now I got to fin a lot of containers to put them in to bring them to be weighed. I know maybe I should of taken him to the herp vet but I don't have 2 weeks to wait for an appointment...those worm are making my gecko constipated! so 2 wormers should do the trick.
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Let us know how they get on with them, and fingers crossed he'll be fine. constipation makes them so lethargic and poorly its horrid.

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    Re: gecko has worms?

    The strange thing is that he is not lethargic at all at night when he wakes up and eats like a pig! the guy on the phone told me he will eat more cause he has to feed those parasites (yuck) for 2 nights I needed to give him a warm bath and massage his stomach to make it come out...that when I found that worm in one of his poops....he is a little bloated as well. so those wormers should solve the prob
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    Re: gecko has worms?

    Have you discussed this with the actual herp vet? I may be mistaken but I seem to remember reading that while ivermectin is commonly used for parasites in mammals it can cause problems, including death, with reptiles.
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