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He has little rice things on his anus but not in his stool.

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He has little white...

He has little white rice things on his anus but not in his stool. We only see them when he poops. Is it a tapeworm and is it contagious ( I have a three year old son)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. 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?

Pozo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pozo?

We just started to notice it today.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

It does sound like you're seeing tapeworm segments. Tapeworms can be transmitted to people through fecal-oral route. If you believe that this might have happened, your son will need to see a human physician for diagnostics and treatment. Tapeworms are typically fairly easy to prevent and also to treat. They are often transmitted by fleas, so you'll want to keep Pozo on a flea prevention 12 months out of the year such as frontline, revolution, advantage, advantix, comfortis, trifexis, bravecto, etc. He should also receive a dewormer with the active ingredient praziquantel to treat the tapeworms. You can purchase that here: https://www.amazon.com/Bayer-Tapeworm-Dewormer-weeks-older/dp/B00PXM1ONW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514963888&sr=8-1&keywords=drontal+for+dogs

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Checking in. How is Pozo today?

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