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Rice grain like worms in poop.

Species: Dog
Breed: Chitzu-poodle
Age: 6-12 months
my dog has rice grain-like worms in her poop. can you tell me what kind they are. what can i give her if we can't take her to vet because of money?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Although I can't say for sure without seeing your pet's stool, it sounds like you are describing tapeworms. Check out this previous question that I have answered for pictures of tapeworm segments and also treatment:

Tapeworm pictures

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