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My pup is almost 8 months old, and out of nowhere I just noticed these white tiny specs in her stool. Last night she had a fairly loose stool, but tiny white specs in it.


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She also had them in her stool this morning, except this stool was firm and regular like all the rest of hers have been. She is on Sentinel Spectrum and Frontline Plus which she get's every month. I'm not sure if this is a type of worm or not? As well as I'm not sure where she would've gotten it. I just wanted to ask around before I was forced to spend $50 on a fecal sample at the vet.
 

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do they move? don't quite look like tapeworms, but if they move, that is what they are

otherwise - did she eat a plant or flower with tiny white petals???


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slice through that log and see if they are in the interior.

these look to be totally on the surface

if you look on the leaves and behind and to the lower left hand corner of the "log" (picture) you will a cluster of
these little white things in the depression in the stone or earth.

seriously I need to wash my eyes after this .

possibly not even living -- maybe some material from lawn care product?
 

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I wish there were a curtain that the viewer needs to pull back or a click on this to view . Each time I visit this thread I am confronted with the poop. High Definition.

I think there is something in the environment which is blowing across and catching because the poop is moist .

there is lots of "it" in the picture no where near the poop.

how long after evacuation of said poop was the picture taken?

If it sat for some time then they could be fly larva -- not an entomologist ---
maybe NancyJ with her cadaver work can identify larva as they arrive in a specific order

if you had that much larva then you have too much indigested organic material in the stool.

raw fed dogs tend to have boney residue with little organic material - tends not to attract flies as
there is nothing there for them.
 

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I really do apologize for the overly large picture of just dog stool lol! But the picture was taken shortly after, I went back inside to grab a bag to pick it up and then I noticed "it". Really am unsure what it is. Dog seems to be perfectly healthy, plenty of water, eating, wanting to play/go on walks. Nothing abnormal. Just this stool. Is it possible for it to be dead roundworm that is leaving the system? I'm not sure. Maybe have to call up the vet.
 

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not dead roundworm - because they are spaghetti like and would be in the interior of the poop with maybe just a portion showing -- but more likely if they are dead they would have been catabolized as protein by the body and nothing shows.

as soon as we get to page two on this thread we don't have to be exposed to the poop picture -- lol
 

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Dead roundworms leaving the system looks like this: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a344/Sunsilver/roundworms in poop_zpshcylyytt.jpg

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This puppy seemed perfectly healthy, but this was what he produced after being wormed! Fortunately, the new owner was on the ball, and guessed that the breeder had not been as diligent with worming as he/she should have been. I counted about 30 worms in this one sample of poop!
 

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Well it can't be round worms! I may just have to wait for the next stool and see how it comes out right off the spot, and if anything maybe order a dewormer. Really am clueless as to what it is!
 

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The problem is that you don't know what dewormer to use, if you don't know what this is. It'sclosest to tapeworm segments to my thinking, but not quite a match -- and they come out wriggling, not still, and are about the size of a grain of rice. There is no mistaking them once you see them wriggling--incredibly gross.

The OTC prazequantel de-wormer products that get tapes won't get other things. Strongid gets rounds and hooks but not whips or tapes. Panacur gets whips, rounds and hooks...but not the most common kind of tapes. Drontel Plus contains all of them, but it's RX only and the most expensive way to deworm ($30 per pill vs. $5-$15 with the others). This is why fecal tests are a good idea before deworming -- you know what to buy.

I'm with others on thinking it's possibly from the yard, not the dog. See if you can get the dog to poop on a walk where you can get a better look at it, away from plantings.
 

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I agree slice through the log and see if they are in the interior. Not moving a good sign. Could be(tape worm eggs that look like rice ).Next few stools the same than bring in for a stool sample and bite the bullet on the cost. Good times( not really but we have all been there). We should probably start a really gross post of our dogs stools and identify whats going on. God knows I have looked up close at way too many of em. No wonder I have no problem looking at scat in the woods and trying to identify it. (lol)
 
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