Lauren and JJ discuss a dog presenting with weight loss. Is the answer in the trash bag full of poo? In this episode, the ladies discuss differentials for weight loss in a senior mixed breed dog and eventually arrive at a diagnosis of whipworms. There’s a deep dive into all things Trichuris vulpis, including types of fecal parasite testing, the whipworm life cycle, and treatment options. The ladies also reminisce about 1996, debate the taste of various dewormers, and share an embarrassing story or two.
Sources for this episode include:
- “Trichuris Vulpis.” capcvet.org. Companion Animal Parasite Council, October 1, 2016. https://capcvet.org/guidelines/trichuris-vulpis/
- Rothrock, Kari and Linda G. Shell. “Vincyclopedia of Diseases: Trichuriasis/Whipworms.” vin.com. Veterinary Information Network, September 5, 2019.
- Vincent-Johnson, Nancy. “Contamination with Toxocara spp from Dog Walking.” cliniciansbrief.com. Clinician’s Brief, April 2019. https://www.cliniciansbrief.com/article/contamination-toxocara-spp-dog-walking