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Old 06-03-2012, 01:28 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.
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Tapeworms Q: There was a white thing that looked kind of like rice sticking to the hair around my dogs rear and it moved. What is wrong with my dog?

A: What you are seeing is one segment of the tapeworm, which is a specialized muscular egg sac. As it wiggles around it spreads tapeworm eggs. These are eaten by fleas. The dog eats the flea and starts the cycle all over again. The only really effective, safe tapeworm medications are prescription dewormers available from your veterinarian.
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Yup! Tapeworms. The vet can treat your baby.
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Yup, Tapeworm. Looks like you've already gotten replies.

He'll need Droncit dewormer, usually comes in a tablet. The normal worming meds that you may be giving for heartworm usually cover roundworms, but not tapes.

Tapes belong to an entirely different phylum of organism from rounds, which perhaps is why they require a different medication.

I'd probably get another fecal done on him just to see what else he might have as well. They don't always find stuff the first try, and parasites tend to run in crowds.

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You're right, the vet gave him strongid-t and interceptor, which don't seem to cover tapes. I'll pick up the droncit and give them a call tomorrow.
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Have the vet give you Drontal Plus-- fuller spectrum for puppies. Also, at that age, a full fecal sample should be tested because none of these meds take care of giardia or coccidia, which are common in puppies.
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