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I found some small worms in their water bowl. Kona is a year…

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I found some small...

I found some small worms in their water bowl.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?

Kona is a year old pitbull, and Chewie is 6 years old she a mix of Rhodesia Red and lab possibly

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kona?

Chewie has attacked her a few times since we got her, but shes just a little sweetie, all her shots and she has been de- wormed at least twice.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If there were worms around the water bowl, they're likely roundworms. These look kind of like thin spaghetti. If they are small and rice looking, then it's more likely tapeworms.

I would collect a fecal sample and have your vet evaluate it. If you can collect the worms as well, that would also be helpful. This will allow them to know which dewormer to use. Most likely they'll do a broad spectrum dewormer like Fenbendazole (panacur) +/- Praziquantel if they are worried about tapes. Alternatively, you could pick up both over the counter and put her on a course of both.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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