Louie had worms (very badly) when we got him. His poop tested positive for hookworms and roundworms. well, I STILL see worms (I think the roundworms-small, rice looking things..??) in his poop after two heatworm pills and 2 dewormings. Is this something to be worried about? Would this be the reason he had the runs so bad when I got him, but I was able to finally find a food to firm it up some (Nutro Chicken meal/rice/oatmeal formula)?
After the first worming, I saw NO decrease, after this second one (Oct 3rd) I have seen a decrease, but I still see them everytime he poops, sometimes like 5+ on a terd. HOW do we get rid of these worms??? ???
Sounds like you're seeing tapeworms. Those take a different dewormer. Ask your vet what he/she suggests.
Are they short like a long grain of rice (does that make sense, LOL?), kind of flat looking and it almost seems like the tip is just a wee bit wider, I'm assuming this is the head moving. I shall ask..thanks!
I agree, sounds like tapeworms. They are often described as grains of rice and they do need a separate medication. Keep us posted.
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence
The small rice looking things you're seeing are probably tapeworm segments. Normal deworming (with panacur or with strongid) won't get tapeworms. I suggest talking to your vet. He/she may want check a stool sample, but most of the time you won't see tapeworms on the fecal.