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How Do You Know If Your Dog Has Worms? What Are The Signs? And Can You See Them Like Coming Out Of Him/Her? Please Reply

Last Night Tiny Man Had This White Thing That Was Moving That Looked Like A Worm In His Butt.


Asked by BoneZ on Feb 13th 2009 in Worms & Parasites
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Miss Buddie

Could be. A lot of the time you'll see it in their stool, but it wouldn't be impossible to see one hanging out of their behinds. I'd take the Batman to the vet for a dewormer. It's not a big deal. Just some medicine. Buddie actually liked the way it tasted.


Miss Buddie answered on 2/13/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

You can't always see worms. There are some parasites that are microscopic and you'll need to take a fresh fecal sample to your vet to find out. If you saw something definitely alive moving around in your dogs butt or in his feces then he definitely does have worms and you need to go ahead and have him de wormed because lots of worms feed on our dogs blood and this can cause them to become anemic very quickly. The worms can also be contagious to your other pets and to humans in some cases!


Member 67536 answered on 2/13/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

Sometimes you can see them, sometimes you can't. From your question, I would guess tapeworms. They are the ones you can most commonly see. Take Tiny Man and a piece of a stool sample to the vet. The vet has a way of detecting the worm eggs in stools. You really only need one piece of poo, about the diameter of a quarter, the fresher, the better (within 24 hrs, at least).

While you are at the vet, tho, check for fleas. If he has tapeworms, he likely got them when he ate a flea. This is the most common way to contract tapeworms. If that's the case, and he is wormed, but not liberated of fleas, he will only eat another while itching with his teeth and contract tapeworms all over again.

Good luck!


Member 796517 answered on 2/14/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Mama

The best sign is to check your dog's feces. In your case, this works. My puppies has worm coming out in ther feces, so we had them dewormed. This is good, because the worms are coming out of the body. You can go to a vet for deworming or do it yourself IF AND ONLY IF you are an experinced or proffesional breeder.


Mama answered on 2/14/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

You should have any dog checked by the vet for worms. They can do a stool sample when you bring it and it doesn't cost alot.
Dogs heavily infested will have a big bloated stomach, bad or heavy appetite, strain while going poo,(trying to expell adult worms) they will scoot and itch butt on floor, the list goes on. In some cases worms can kill the dog if left untreated. Worm eggs are very small and unseen. Also sometimes you can see adult ones come out occassionally
So the vet can help you.
Also they can treat and give you interceptor and it helps prevent this from ever happening.


Dieta answered on 2/15/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Issey

in adult dogs, the worms are 3-7 inches long. In puppies, they are about half that length and they're about as thick as common string. Round worms live in the small intestines and sometimes they block the passage when they get in coils of worms. They'll tangle together and block the passage. Occasionally they'll wander into the stomach or get passed by the bowels.
Hope this help. Pawmail me if you have any questions or comments.


Issey answered on 3/8/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

He/Her has worms, please, for the sake of your dog, get him/her to the vet fast and get them De-wormed!It's possible your dog could die from this!Also, here are some signs your dog has the worms* Visible worms or eggs in fecal matter - This is the most common way to confirm that your dog has worms. However, not all kinds of worms are visible in fecal matter to the naked eye.* Visible worms in fur, or area around dog's rear - Tapeworms, in particular, may appear as small moving segments, which later dry out to resemble grains of rice.* Scratching or rubbing of rear on the ground or against furniture - if your dog shows signs of itchiness around the rear, it may be irritated by worms in the area. However, this could also be due to problems with glands unrelated to worms.* Vomiting with visible worms - if your dog has worms, you may also see them in your dog's vomit.* Bloated stomach or belly - This is another common symptom of worms, often seen in puppies who # receive worms from their mother.
# Weakness, increased appetite, constant hunger, weight loss - If your dog has worms, the worms are stealing your dog's nutrition. Your dog may be weak or constantly hungry, and in severe cases, may be losing weight.
# Diarrhea, particularly with blood in it.


Member 958691 answered on 2/5/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer