I'm wondering if my dog may have worms. She's been eating grass a lot lately, which I deemed as just an upset stomach, until she started retching one day and never stopped. She does it about three or four times a day, while her stomach makes all sorts of noises. I started heavily questioning what exactly is going on the day before yesterday when I was rubbing her back and I looked down to see a white, maggot looking thing wiggling around in my palm. The only dietary change I've noticed is she's started drinking a little more water than usual. Please help me help my best friend. Im scared she's sick and I'm not noticing it the way I should.
You should take your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible, since his situation could be 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 dogs. 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.
Wish you all the best.