My husband was walking the dogs this morning and saw a worm wiggling around on Jav's poop. He knew to take it back, but in is panic grabbed Jav's poop in the same bag as Fin's.
At home I carefully put them into a jar (it all looks identical), but couldn't see anything wriggling or out of the ordinary.
He thinks it was about 1/2", thinner than spaghetti but slightly thicker than string, non-segmented, with a flat head. It had been really wriggling around.
Jav had a heartworm shot before we got him, and he's never eaten dog feces. Only thing they've gotten into was some damn goosepoop about 3 weeks ago at the dog park. He does clean his feet meticulously for about half an hour after we get in from walking, and we go all over - mostly on cement but also through a park, so possibly could have picked something up that way too.
I just had oral surgery and had hoped to sleep most of today (I'm using sleep instead of pain meds) save a quick trip outside with them - husband is gone until the afternoon. I don't think seeing the vet immediately as opposed to tomorrow morning would make any difference, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
I've been googling but haven't found a great identifying site - does anyone have a good link? I could get another sample that's just his later today, or one tomorrow morning if a morning stool is better. Jav also sleeps under the covers cuddled up to me, so the type of worm (and if it can transfer too humans) is concerning; I also don't know if they should be sleeping on their same blankets or what to do.