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    DefaultWorms?

    Thankfully, I've never had a dog with worms. If a dog had them, would you definitely see them in their poo?

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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')
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    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.

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    I will mention it to the vet...as that's the only reason we're going!

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    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.

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