Won’t Eat-I have a Kentucky foxhound, four years old, and there is something wrong with him. He is very thin; eats heartily for a few days, then refuses food for a day or so. For a while he will appear to be picking up, and then he drops right back to where he was. He has worms, which I cannot rid him of, and he passes blood. When in the woods he hunts as though there is nothing wrong with him.
I think that it is the worms alone that cause the trouble, and if you can expel them the dog will pick up rapidly, anyway you must get rid of the worms before the dog can be expected to get well. You will find an answer to another question in this book that will give you information regarding treatment for worms. If the remedy fails try Areca-nut. Buy good sound nuts and grate them. The proper dose is one grain for each pound weight of the dog. It should be given in broth or grease, on an empty stomach. Give the dog a tablespoonful of olive oil the evening before, and in a day or two after giving medicine. The remedy should be repeated in four or five days, and it will often be necessary to give a third dose of the nut before the worms are all cleaned out of the system.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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