Thankfully, I've never had a dog with worms. If a dog had them, would you definitely see them in their poo?
You can definitely see them but probably not until you have treated the animal ! They are gross - haven't seen any for years though personally.
Z's due to be wormed on the 24th, however he did a poo on our walk yesterday and really struggled, so I lifted his tail to have a look (ah, the joys of living with dogs!) and this little white thing slightly bigger than a grain of rice was stuck to the fur around his bum. He was too quick for me and nudged it off, so it might actually have been a grain of rice but I've booked him in at the vet tomorrow to be on the safe side!
Sounds like the common tapeworm,is he on any heartworm/flea treatments? Some of them will take care of tapeworms. If it is tapeworms they can be passed to humans so make sure to tell the vet. And its a simple 3 day treatment and all will be well.
Yep, he's wormed regularly so in theory he shouldn't have them...I'm just cautious and would rather let our vet look at him than risk Z's health. I don't have any flea/tick stuff near him since reading Labby's links
Don't know what wormer you use but most dewormers don't do tape. I know Safeguard does but I don't know about the others. I use Revolution,we have to use something the fleas here are so bad so I use Revolution which gets it all including ear mites. And it protects against heartworms.
I don't know any of those names as we're in England. I get Zack wormed at the vet (with the same the vet uses on his own dogs) and it covers heartworm
(what it covers: ' tablet for the treatment of mixed infections with roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms, reduction of infection of lungworms and the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs')
Last edited by ScorpianAbarth; 05-21-2012 at 04:30 PM.
Sounds pretty much like tapeworm just make sure to mention it to the vet and Im sure they'll take care of it for you.
I will mention it to the vet...as that's the only reason we're going!
Sounds like tapeworms. We rescued a dog that had them. I was thoroughly grossed out seeing them wiggle in his poop, but the treatment was fast and easy.