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solid white worm in dog feces
nabr1 posted:
My dog which is currently being treated for heartworm disease, now has white, short, worms in her feces, they have like a hammer head on the end. I have searched the internet and can not find the worms she has.
She got her first injection last week and stayed at the vet all day. She has never had worms since I have had her. She is a rescue dog, and that is why she has heartworm disease.Thanks for the help. Will be calling the vet tomorrow. It's a Sunday.
Home2strays responded:
those would be tapeworms- she has eaten a flea ( thats the ONLY way to get them) they arent life threatening but kinda gross : )
nabr1 replied to Home2strays's response:
Thanks so much for your help. Do you think an over the counter dewormer is ok to use? She is about 2 years old.
Home2strays replied to nabr1's response:
i would have a intestinal parasit exam done by your vet- tapeworms you can see with the naked eye, other ones not the case... depending on whether or not there are other worms present (and there prob are with a rescue lol) depends on the dewormer
Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
Sounds like a case of tapeworms. Take a fecal sample (including the worms) to your veterinarian for confirmation. The over-the-counter dewormers aren't going to help you rid your pet of these critters. Save your money for the proper treatment and spare your pet unnecessary chemicals.

Your dog will be worm-free in no time!


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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