my chihauhau has tiny white flat worms in his feces. what are they called and what do i need to buy to treat them with?Thanks
Type of Animal: chihauhau
Name of Animal: snickers
he had an infestation once before after he was among some other dogs when someone hosted him for me when he was a puppy. he had them very severely then and i remember it took several rounds of treatment. this infestation is not that bad yet but they are the same type of worm.
Hi, this is Dr. Maggie - I am going to try to answer your question today.
Do these worms look like little flat pieces of rice?
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If these worms look like little flat pieces of white rice then chances are that Snickers has tapeworms.
Tapeworms most commonly come from a concurrent flea infestation, but they can also come from scavaging outdoors.
what type of medication do you recommend that i purchase for these worms?
The treatment for tapeworms in dogs is usually a product like Drontal Plus, Droncit, or Virbantel in addition to a quality once monthly flea preventative.
I generally recommend deworming once and starting on a flea preventative once monthly, then repeat the deworming in 3-4 weeks.
If you would like to read more about tapeworms in general, you should visit the following link:
You can find the dewormer medication I mentioned above at just about any online pet suppy store or at your local vet clinic.
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with today?
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