|08-16-2013 01:41 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||One dose of Drontal will wipe out tape worms. My dog had them. My vet didn't even need to see a stool sample. Drontal kills all types, but the white rice looking ones are definitely tape worms. They are one of the few worms that can be seen without a microscope.|
|08-16-2013 01:32 PM|
They are not contagious the same way as rounds and whips...if they have had fleas or eaten some dead game, they can have them too....check for the telltale "rice grains" on their rear fur
|08-16-2013 01:21 PM|
|northgashepherds||I also have 2 other dogs. Are these worms contagious? Should my 2 female dogs not be drinking from the same bowl as him before I take him to the vet?|
|08-16-2013 01:17 PM|
Tapeworms.....from eating something dead or from fleas
If he has a bad enough case, yes, can cause really serious problems....have seen cats so infested they basically starve to death.
Take a sample in with the worms, check his rear end for dried up segments which look like little rice grains on his fur...
Get the wormer from the vet...different worm med than heartguard
|08-16-2013 01:17 PM|
|Shade||Take a fecal sample to the vet, they'll give you a dewormer for the specific worms he has.|
|08-16-2013 01:13 PM|
Dog Has Worms - Confused, Need help
Rex is on Iverhart Max Heartworm Prevention, which is supposed to prevent tapeworms, heartworms, hookworms, and roundworms.
Lately he has been looking as skinny as a skeleton, so I've been feeding him a lot more to make him gain weight, but he just doesn't seem to be gaining any. It's getting expensive too. I give him 9 cups of Taste of the Wild dog food (He should be getting 3 - 4 according to the package), a whole chicken breast, an egg, a carrot, and some supplements every day, and STILL he is very skinny. The past few days he has been feeling sick; He vomited a few days ago. Today he had diarrhea, which also had little white or tan worms in it. I don't think he has eaten anything weird recently and he is on a current dewormer every month, so what could have caused these worms and how do I get rid of them if the Iverhart Max does not kill them? How serious are these worms? I'm guessing these worms are the reason he is getting so thin.