I'm new to the forums, but I thought I would post here to see if anyone had any words of advice. I adopted Ben from a rescue on Jan 9, and it was explained to me that he puked a bit when nervous. Totally understandable. He's actually violently ill constantly. I've tried every diet under the sun - the kibble he was used to, rice and lean meat, special vet food - and nothing stays down. $800 of vet bills later, it turns out he has a raging case of worms (and has had for months likely). This whole "nervous puke" thing was actually worms. He's not a nervous animal at all.
The rescue has been zero help, just suggesting I need to change his diet/change my lifestyle, but that doesn't work. The vet prescribed Drontal Plus as a dewormer, but he puked that up 2.5 hours after taking it, and the vet says I need to redose him. "Make sure he gets it with food." Well, that doesn't seem to make a difference. He's on an anti-nauseant already to help with the vomit.
I'm at my wits end, and facing the reality that I may have to give him back to the rescue, which would tear a whole in my heart. I love this dog, but he's requiring a level of care that I can't provide. I'm financially, physically, and emotionally tapped out.
Does anyone have any suggestions for food or techniques for giving him the medication that could stand a chance of staying down, killing the worms, and stopping this fiasco?