06-03-2012, 02:28 AM
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White cooked rice type worm on fur
I just found a white worm on Sheldon, my 12 week old corgi. It looked like a single grain of slightly flattened cooked rice. It was soft, about a 1/2" long. It didn't seem to be attached to the skin, and it wasn't moving. I found it on his torso above his right shoulder, and checked the area and all over him but there were no more, and he had no lesions. I checked his bedding as well but there was nothing there. My SO found another similar rice-like thing on him a few days ago, so we took him to the vet with fecal samples from both my pups and they both came back with a clean bill of health just this past thursday.
Shel is leash training and has a habit of resisting by rolling around on the ground so I don't know if he picked it up when we were walking him. Being a baby corgi and all, he sometimes just seems to disappear into the grass, and we've had a lot of rain here this week.
I'll be calling the vet on monday- they're closed sundays, but I could use some input.