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Hi everyone, I need an opinion. I saw small white specks on Vonn's poop and I thought tapeworms. He had them before so I know what to look for. The vet did stool sample and it came back negative, but he said it could be false negative. So I keep a watch for anything moving in his stools. So far I don't see anything. Should I give him tapeworm meds anyway? The vet said I can. Last year I seen it moving, yuck! So I knew for sure and gave him the med's. But the only thing I saw once was small white seed looking things on his stool this time, however I think it is tape again.

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If you've seen tapeworm fragments then I would treat him. Just as important is to treat for fleas since that's how they get tapeworms. Good luck.


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While I am familiar with tape worm segments, I have also mistaken small leaves from mimosa trees as tape segments....... So .

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Other symptoms, which I forgot to mention is licking at his butt, I mean often, he never did this before. Has anyone experienced this? He does take a flea product, it doesn't kill them it makes them not reproduce.

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I would treat him!


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Thanks everyone, I think that is best just to treat him. If he doesn't have tapeworms the vet said it wouldn't hurt to treat him anyway.

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Hi everyone, just a recap of Vonn, he doesn't have tapeworms he has anal gland issues. The vet said did not want to express them unless it was really necessary. He told me to give him probiotics to help him have a firm stool so he can express them himself. However, I wanted to ask any of you if you think diet has something to do with this. He is 5 years old and has only been on Purina for 1 year and that is when these issues started to happen. I want to change him to a higher quality food and I am looking at Holistic Select. He never had this problem before.
I just want an opinion if diet could cause this?? My friend has a Golden R. and she is just 2 yrs old and started having anal gland issues and she is feed Purina.

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas.

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I think you've had so many issues with food and changing his diet, you might want to stick with what you have, It seems this food has worked for him for a year now and resolved many of his other issues. I would continue with the probiotic as that might help.

Also excessive licking can be a sign of Perianal Fistula's, hopefully its not that. You might want to ask your Vet if he/she has ruled that out just to be on the safe side. I know that is a big problem with GSDS.

Good luck and let us know how it goes. Happy holidays to you as well


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