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I am sorry to hear you are concerned about Scooter.Dogs do get tapeworms. When they do, you will see small white moving segments on the rear end or in the stool. They are about the size and color of a piece of rice.Tapeworms do not usually make dogs sick, eat more or lose weight.What is the esophagus problem he has?If he is overweight but hungry, he could be hypothyroid. This can be treated after checking for hypothyroidism with a blood test.Please let me know if this helps and what other questions I can answer.
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