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My dog has white worms in his poop? what do i do?

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My dog has white worms in his poop? what do i do?
Submitted: 4 years ago via Maybeckvet.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help.

If the worms look like shredded coconut you are seeing tapeworms. You need to get your dog dewormed, you can pick up a dewormer called Droncit, give it at label directions. You can buy Droncit online, pet store or your vet's office. It is also important to make certain your dog does not have fleas. Tapeworms are often transmitted via fleas.

Hope the above helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

Dr. Peter

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Could tapeworms be transmited to other dogs or me? He does not have fleas,,,how else could he nave gotten tape worms?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Another way of transmission would be ingestion of feces or tapeworm segments of another animal that had tapeworms. Yes, it can be transmitted to other dogs through the feces. If you have other dogs they should all be dewormed. Yes, humans can get tapeworms if handling the feces infected with tapeworms or their segments, for this reason always good to wash hands after handling feces.
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