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My dog has flat white worms about 1/4 inch long in her stool

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My dog has flat white worms about 1/4 inch long in her stool - what are they and
should I get a worming medicine?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Brian M. replied 6 years ago.
Hello. I am Dr. Brian. What you are describing sounds like tapeworm segments. These are usually caused by ingestion of fleas, so really check your dog over for fleas. You will need a specific medication for tapeworms. Some brand name examples are Droncit and Drontal plus. The drug praziquantel is the actual drug for treating tapeworms.
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