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Old 09-09-2019, 07:57 PM
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I was wondering if my dog has worms. I haven't seen any in his fecal matter or his fur, but his coat is very rough and dull towards his tail (like his butt and hips) and he does tend to "scoot" a lot. These are the only signs he has, so I was wondering could it be worms or should I take him to the vet.

If it is worms (or think) what would the best dewormer be for him? He's 21 pound and an otherwise healthy jack russell terrier. He also just got neutered a couple days ago (he had this problem before he was neutered though) so is it okay to give him dewormer while he is recovering or wait for a week or so?
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:41 PM
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My dog had both whipworm and heartworm (we got him from a shelter that completely neglected him). He is also part jack Russell. His signs were scooting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, his behind constantly smelled like blood (I felt so bad for him, poor guy), vomiting, and lack of appetite. If you think your pup has worms, it is well worth it to pay for a test. I wish we had known before all of this had happened so we could have treated our Walter before he showed all of the painful symptoms. I hope this helped and I hope he gets better soon!
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:33 PM
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That scooting could possibly mean he is suffering some discomfort from his anal gland. See your Vet to see if it needs to be expressed, or for a diagnoses of what the problem is.
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