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Dog With Worm In Anus

by CHRISTENE DROHNER
(Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States)

Today while at my boyfriends, I noticed a white (bright white) thing coming out of his husky's anus....it had a pointy tail it wiggled a few seconds on the outside and then it went back in.


It did not break apart, but stayed together, just wiggling. I am going to call the gona call the vet today but just wondering what kind a worm it was.

Thanks,
Christine


Vet Response for Treating Dog Anus Worms


Hello Christine,

I can’t say with certainty what type of worm you saw, but if I had to take a guess I would say that a tapeworm would be most likely. Other possibilities include whipworms, hookworms, or roundworms. The dog’s veterinarian should be able to give you an answer and prescribe appropriate treatment based on a physical exam and fecal flotation test. Bring a fresh fecal sample with you to the clinic. If the dog has been examined there recently, the doctor may be comfortable with you just bringing in the fecal sample and skipping the exam.



Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM

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