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my dog has got worms about 1 inch long and flat fatter at the

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my dog has got worms about 1 inch long and flat fatter at the bottom than at the top
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello,
I am sorry to hear about the worm issue.

Due to variations in life cycles, you could still be describing a few types of worms.
The most common culprits would include:
Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms.

Generally, using a broad-spectrum dewormer (and not the garbage from the petstore, can correct the problem).

Most vets will prescribe Drontal Plus or Panacur. Great choices.
You also want to ensure you have enough to repeat treatment in 2 weeks, even if the problem is resolved.

A little more suspicious for hookworms.

Hope that info helps.
Good Luck
Dr. Andy


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