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My dog has worms that looks like grains of rice what can I

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my dog has worms that looks like grains of rice what can I give her to help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. The grains of rice are tapeworm segments. You can purchase an over the counter wormer* containing praziquantel and give just one dose. Most tapeworms come from ingesting a flea that contains a larval tapeworm and so be sure to redouble your flea control efforts. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

* http://www.amazon.com/Tradewinds-Tape-Worm-Tablets-Medications/dp/B004RHIWPC

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Anita,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Julie. How is everything going?
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