I found tiny worms on my dogs bed. What could it be?
on Sep 11th 2011
in Health & Wellness
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Sounds like Maggots! :0
Does your dog have anything infected/ an open cut? Thye might be feeding off of him or a fly might have just laid eggs near there..
They might just be annoying bugs though, its hard to tell without more of a description or a pic. Call your vet and ask him
Gia answered on 9/11/11. Helpful? / 1
It's probably roundworm. It's important that your dog get monthly heartworm medication to prevent all kinds of worms that can not only make your dog very sick, but can effect you as well. Roundworms can be picked up by humans! As can Whip and Tape worms. Speak to your Vet about Iverhart (cheaper than Heartguard)
Snickers answered on 9/11/11. Helpful? / 1
Maybe third time's a charm?? My vote is that it is tapeworms. They look like little grains of rice and you will find them on the bedding or also stuck to the hairs around your dogs rear.
They are usually caused by ingesting fleas, and they do need a host to develop so they are not contagious to humans.
However, most OTC wormers do not work against tapeworms so you will need to contact your vet for the proper wormer.
Maggots would only be present if your dog has an infected wound and most likely, you would SMELL that.
Roundworms are long and thin like spaghetti and rarely are found except within the stool or sometimes in vomit...tapeworms are on the outside of the stool, not within it.
Parasites of some form or another. Vet time!
Libby answered on 9/12/11. Helpful? / 0
I would say to worm your dog if you have not if you have then look to see if there is infection if there is so much that there are maggots there should be a foul smell, could be tape worms if you do goes and it could be stuck on the bum hole then you might have them in the bed. I also wonder if maybe you dog brought something in from outside that has decayed or maybe rolled around in something either way the foul smell should be present. If you dog rolled it something the dog might have the critter stuck on and them come off walk off?? and you are just lucky to see them. Check the bum hole and see where the critters are coming from.
Starbutt answered on 9/13/11. Helpful? / 0