what type of worms are these in my dogs feces?
the worms are extremely small, they look like a grain of salt and they are throughout my dogs stool...
on Aug 14th 2010
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hook worms most likely. needs to see the vet b/c MOST oer the counter de-wormers will not work. HOWEVER tractor supply does have de-wormers that may help or even do the trick. but im not sure if you would have one in the area. walmart and places liek that dont carry de-wormers for that type of parasite.
once you are able to get rid og them, seriously consider getting Interceptor for your dog. it is gotten thru the vets and prevents ALL kinds of intestinal parasites and such.
panicure (from the vets), the powder stuff-wasnt too helpful for my female BUT she was riddled with them from being at the shelter. Drontel (a pill form, a little more expensive but more potent) did the trick. it depends on how big your dog is and how much he has been infested with them. hope this helps and good luck! they can sometimes be the hardest to not only get rid of but be the hardest on the intestinal tract. look up www.veterinarypartner.com this site will explain the differences between parasites.
mystic answered on 8/14/10. Helpful? / 0
Hookworms are not normally visible to the human eye. I would suspect your dog has tapeworms, which shed segments in the stool. These segments are about the size of a grain of rice and are white when fresh and turn brown like dried rice when they dry out. They are apt to also be found where the dog sleeps and stuck to the hair around the dog's anus. Tapeworms DO require a prescription from your vet. They are normally caused by the dog ingesting a flea or less likely, from a dog eating rodents such as mice and rabbits. They are not contagious BUT other pets in the house can also have them if the cause is from fleas.
Salt? or rice.
No matter. It's time to make a Vet appointment for your dog.
Dogs need to be given monthly heart-worm and flea & tick medication which also protects them from Hook, round and whip-worms. Some of these microscopic parasites can be transmitted to humans by contact with the animal or infected surfaces or soil. It's important for every one's health to give dogs protection from internal and external parasites.
Snickers answered on 8/15/10. Helpful? / 0