I Noticed White Flat Worms In My Dogs Poop, What Are These Are They Dangerous And How Do You Treat Them?

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James Milford answered
The bad news is that your dog has tapeworms. Yuck! They're squirmy, they're gross and your dog will definitely need to be treated. As for the good news, tapeworms are pretty common in dogs, particularly when they're young, so the treatment is very easy and effective.

Tapeworms are segmented, and one collective worm body will have numerous individual tapeworm parts. What you are most likely seeing in your dog's faecal matter are the end or tail segments of these tapeworms, as a complete worm can grow upwards of 20 cm in length.

These worms are parasitic and attach to your dog's small intestine for nourishment. It is often the case that you won't notice any changes in your dog and will only learn that it has tapeworm by discovering the little buggers in its poop, around its anus, or in places like its bed. In severe cases however, your dog might fall lethargic and vomit the worms out of its system. Vomited tapeworms tend to be their full size.

Another indicator that your dog might be suffering from tapeworms is the use of a scooting action to scratch its rear. Note, however, that your dog might just be itchy or suffering from another form of irritation, so a scooting dog isn't always a dog with tapeworms.

Fortunately, treating tapeworm is rather simple. All your dog will need is an injection or a prescription for an oral tapeworm-killing drug. Your dog should show no side effects from this treatment, and should be completely free of tapeworms before long.

In the future, you will want to ensure that your dog is protected against fleas and that his bedding is kept clean. Tapeworms are highly unpleasant to look at (or think about), so you really will want to do as much as you can to prevent them from reoccurring.
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It is a tapeworm ( segments of a tapeworm ) and it is caused by your pet eating a flea. If you find one in your dogs poo, take him to the vet (it is not expensive) my english bulldog had one and it only cost $22 for two pills and it took care of the problem.
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Yes, worm your dog every month after 4 mo old. Worms are contagious to people so be very careful. Keep all poop cleaned up immediately after the dog goes. The worm eggs are microscopic so you can get worms very easily, wash your hands a lot when handling the dog and its area and dishes.
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Try to get a dewormer at the store try that. If that does not work you should take it to the vet it could need to be looked at there are so many types Worms out there that dogs and cats can get.
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The best thing to do is to take your dog to the vet. The medicines at places like pet stores or IFA may not be well shipped and might not be a good medicine. Vet is the safest place to take them.
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My dog had all her shots and she pooped long worms and she hasn't been eating were giving her fluids but shes vomiting please tell me what we can do
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carole hannon answered
All dogs need to be treated for worms.you can get a worm dose from your vet or petshop.they have worm doses that get rid of all worms with one dose.it is dangerous to leave them untreated.
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They are more than likely "Hookworms". A hookworm is a flat white or almost invisible worm that latches onto the intestines with 3 teeth. 300 worms can use 10% of your dogs blood a day. They are passes by smelling other dog feces, through the skin, by mouth on accident, or if it is a puppy, it can be passed my the mother having them and it goes through the placenta into the puppy. They usually come out when they are sleeping, or in/on here poo. See a vet, store worker wont work. :) hope i helped
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Flatworms are just that or tapeworms, and yes, any worms are dangerous. You can get them from the animal. Goto a pet store and ask them for a worm treatment called 8 in 1, it works great. Otherwise you'll have a dead dog on your hands, and you and whoever has come in contact with the dog, will have the worms also, because it starts out as a parasite. Tape worms come from fleas.
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Your dog probably has worms the best thing is to go to the vet and ask them to treat your dog
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If I give my dog garlic will that help kill the flat worms ,cause it works on killing round worm.
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Kelly answered
It is best to take your og to the vet because if you see the worms are thick white and a bit big that is tape worms and yes that is VERY serious your og may need surgery if you don't take it to the vet ASAP!! It actually may be hook worms also they are almost invisible flat and white, either if it is either one take it to the vet ASAP.

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