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I just recently took in a 15 week old German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix that a friends neighbor could no longer keep. I just took him in two days ago and she said she hadn’t take him to the vet and he has not gotten any shots. I saw this in his poop today but have not noticed anymore. Could anyone help me out on what they this may be?
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To me this looks like he ate a worm in the yard. I don’t think a worm “disease”or whatever it is called has worms this big.

If it is in fact the disease or condition he needs to be dewormed. But I honestly have no idea. Is he puking or diarrhea?
 

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Did you find it that way the next day or right out of his butt? Earthworms are attracted to poop overnight
 

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That’s an earthworm. Round worms are much skinnier and tapeworms are segmented. You can always deworm him if you’re concerned.
 

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Did you get a lot of rain recently, and/or does the dog like to dig in the yard? I concur with others, that looks like an earthworm to me, and that your dog actually pooped ON it and the worm was not IN it. I would imagine a dog's stomach might partially digest an earthworm if he ate it.
 
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