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My dog has a parasite that looks like a fluke the are found

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My dog has a parasite that looks like a fluke the are found in fish. It is in his stool, it is white with an arrow head and crawls.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Is it possible for you to take a picture of the parasite and attach it or post it to your next message?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It looks like a fluke that you find in fish, it is white with a triangle head that crawls, it isn't a tape worm.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Thanks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. John I cannot get a picture right now, it is flat, white and crawling. I cannot get to the vet, he is booked up to wed of next week. I think it is a tape worm but not for sure for it does not look like a grain of rice. All I wanted was an opinion.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
So, it is crawling and not undulating (stretching and contracting)?
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Does it look more like a maggot?http://www.maggots.co.za/photos-and-pictures/what-do-maggots-look-like/
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I apologize, I found out from a neighbor that it is a tapeworm segment. I appreciate your help. I called my vet. going to pick up the medication. Again thank you.
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
No problem. Glad you found out. Good luck!!