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1- How old is your dog?
2- How many milligrams of praziquantel?
3- How much does he weigh?
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Friend, the rice like segments you saw are tapeworms. Typically a single deworming with praziquantel will resolve the problem. However, the dose for a 20.19 lbs dog should be 68mg, so you need to give another dose of the deworming to reach the recommended therapeutic dose.
As far as the metronidazole, I would keep him on it; this medication will help with the diarrhea and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
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