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I dont know what type of worms my puppy has.

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My 7 month old puppy has just started putting out worms in her stool. She is primarily an inside dog. Just going outside to use the bathroom and play. The worms look like off-white earth worms and they were curledvup on the end. Can you tell me what they are, any concerns that you may have for the owners, and where I can get a treatment?

You really need to take a fecal sample to your vet and have them analyze it. Different wormers work for different worms. It sounds like you are describing hook worms or roundworms but you cannot be sure. Since different wormers work for different worms, you will need to see the vet, have them analyze some fecal matter and give you a dewormer that will WORK. Over the counter wormers are not terribly effective.


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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: So, you think it sounds like roundworms or hookworms? Is there anything I can do for her to prevent this from happening again?

Yes. I do think so. Once you treat it, you can prevent it by getting your dog on a montly hearworm preventative because it contains worming medications that treat these types of worms.


Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I have heard that she can give these worms to us and if so how likely is this to occur and what do we need to do so that this doesn't happen?

No. The worms are not contagious to humans. There are a couple that are but we will not actually get worms from them, just some skin irritation.


You do need to see the vet to have this taken care of even if they are not contagious to people.

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