Dog Luna
Luna

I have a question about Luna, my female dog mixed with poodle

I was about to pick up her poop when i saw that there was white little worms in it. Why is that?

over 3 years ago
Information about Luna
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Mixed with Poodle
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 months
  • Sterilized: No
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Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets

Hello!

You should take your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible, since her situation seems really urgent. Your veterinarian will perform relevant tests and give your dog the proper treatment to make her healthy again.

If those worms are tapeworms, as they are intestinal parasites that absorb the nutrients of the food, they cause severe malnutrition in dogs. Hence the importance of the internal deworming of puppies. Your veterinarian will give you the product to eliminate them, to use it follow your veterinarian's instructions. There are worms that are difficult to remove and some of them are very persistent. Unless veterinary prescription says differently, you should repeat internal deworming at least every 3 months.
It is very advisable to take a sample of the worms to the veterinarian so he can know what type they are.

The parasites that live in the digestive system of your dog are usually of two types. The most common is the roundworm, and it is common to find it in puppies you just adopted from kennels or rescued from the street. The other ones are tapeworms, which are more severe that roundworms, because they absorb the nutritions from your dog.

The reason dogs have parasites is that their mother had worms that she passed on to
her puppies through the uterus or through breast milk. The next reason of more frequent contagion is by eating, licking or chewing poop or pee of other dogs, trash, or even the soil contaminated by worms.

All the best.

over 3 years ago