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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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We have a 16 year old chihuahua in poor health but still

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We have a 16 year old chihuahua in poor health but still gets around pretty good, and today we noticed a worm like object coming from her vagina, reddish and white in color, it does not seem to be causing her any pain. any ideas please?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she does have some small tumors on her belly, the object resembles a earthworm in size.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

I'm puzzled by your post. There are no worms that reside in the vagina and the only visible earthworm-looking parasite you might see outside your dog is the roundworm. I would conjecture that a roundworm came out of your Chihuahua's rectum and landed on her vulva giving the appearance of it emerging from her vagina. I would worm such a patient with an over the counter wormer containing pyrantel pamoate available in a pet/feed store near you. Worming should then be repeated in 2 weeks.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin