Q. My puppy has worm's in her stools and has discomfort and having a hard time going potty.
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. If your puppy has worms the first thing to do is to identify ALL the worms that may be present. The best way to do this to have a fecal examination done by a veterinarian. Then based on your description of what you are seeing and what they see on the fecal exam, they will select the most appropriate dewormer for your pet.
There are dewormers available over the counter for the treatment of Roundworms and Hookworms, but there are over 5 different parasites that can be present in the poop, making these over the counter dewormers potentially not adequate enough for your pet.