*This thread contains pic of dog poo* Is this a worm or am I stupid?

(11 Posts)
ihaveapooq Wed 19-Sep-18 14:00:37

Just that really. This came out my 4 month old cav puppy's arse and I'm terrified I'm looking at a massive worm.

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Costacoffeeplease Wed 19-Sep-18 14:24:58

When I’ve seen worms they’ve been like small grains of rice, but moving. That looks more like he’s eaten grass or something he shouldn’t have

Aprilshowersnowastorm Wed 19-Sep-18 14:27:27

Looks like a piece of dry long grass!!
So glad you put a warning!!

CMOTDibbler Wed 19-Sep-18 14:30:02

That looks like a worm to me - you can get great big long ones like squirming spaghetti

Time for some Panacur!

ihaveapooq Wed 19-Sep-18 15:10:15

@CMOTDibbler It wasn't moving does that make it less likely to be a worm?? He has been wormed since we got him.. if that's a worm it's an effin big one considering how little he is sad

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ihaveapooq Wed 19-Sep-18 15:10:44

@Costacoffeeplease @Aprilshowersnowastorm I really hope you're both right! Thank you and sorry for the gross pic grin

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CMOTDibbler Wed 19-Sep-18 15:36:14

Pups should be wormed once a month till they are 6 months old. You can see something right through that poo, and I've seen teeny pups with huge worms - if mum isn't totally worm free in pregnancy then they transfer to the pups in utero and you have to kill them off as they hatch.
No harm in a good worming if in doubt

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katmunchkin Wed 19-Sep-18 15:47:12

Our puppy had something similar in her poo (long, straggly, different thicknesses) so we actually picked it out, put it under the hose pipe and it turned out to be a piece of fabric she'd picked up from god knows where.

Aprilshowersnowastorm Wed 19-Sep-18 16:00:53

Just back from Googling puppy poo and not one picture like yours!!
Your puppy's not yours!! confused
Once my rotty puppy ate an entire shoe. Lace and all. Wasn't pleasant trying to tease it out carefully!!

DogInATent Wed 19-Sep-18 16:25:00

Icky*, but you're going to need to rinse it slowly in a sieve (or an old pair of tights) to know what it is. My guess is the pup's eaten a piece of fabric or some strong tissues.

* but not as icky as washing and sieving 2kg of badger shit - been there, done that, don't ask.

BiteyShark Wed 19-Sep-18 16:26:50

Faced with washing it to try and work out what it is or worming the puppy I would go with worming grin

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