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Experience:  Licensed veterinary technician (B.S. Mercy College), 10 yrs in animal medicine and training
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My dog has rice size white worms in his stool. What ...

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My dog has rice size white worms in his stool. What treatment can I give him?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  ChristineLVT replied 9 years ago.

These are tapeworms. It requires either droncit or drontal to safely and effectively get rid of them. It is a one time pill that in severe cases can be given once again in 3 weeks if needed. It is prescription only but with a stool sample dropped off showing the worms, most vets who have seen your dog before will gladly give you the pill. It is inexpensive but a great medication.

Tapeworms come from ingesting fleas, so it's likely your dog has also had a flea or fleas on him. You'll want to start him on advantage or frontline at least 2 consecutive months to kill any fleas at all stages of their life cycle.

Best of luck, and let me know if I can help further.

christine