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Loose stools and I saw a couple of tiny rice size worms in

his stool. Good appetite...
Loose stools and I saw a couple of tiny rice size worms in his stool. Good appetite and no vomiting.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Belgian Malinois
JA: OK. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the malinois eat anything unusual?
Customer: They like to catch moles/mice in the yard. We live in the country.
JA: What is the malinois's name and age?
Customer: Apache 19 months
JA: What is the malinois's name?
Customer: Apache
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Apache?
Customer: No he is otherwise healthy.
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I am so sorry to hear that your dog has loose stools with potential tapeworms (rice-like). The tapeworms can be treated by your veterinarian but you can also get panacur (fenbendazole) online as well now to treat this. Often your veterinarian will be your best bet because you can start treatment right away

As for the associated diarrhea, I can give you some basic suggestions but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam and fecal evaluation to ensure there is nothing more serious going on with her digestive tract outside the worms but diarrhea can also be an early indicator of other problems that may require attention to prevent progression to weight loss, vomiting, decreased appetite

- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours to help settle her stomach. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily
- Canned pumpkin 1 tbsp twice daily can also help firm up stools

If there is any blood or mucus in the stools as well please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later to ensure that we treat more aggressively for these symptoms. In addition, monitor for signs of nausea (licking lips, increased salivation, eating grass) as well.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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You are very welcome

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Good evening, I wanted to check in on Apache to see how things were going and if you were able to get the right medication to treat tapeworms? I would love an update when you are able

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