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So our bane has had worms since we got him :( vet said it was a very strong positive at 12 wks.  Did meds and tested again a month later, still worms not as bad.  All round worm.  Now I see them again :(. He isn't eating anything outside but grass but my poor boy seems like he is always hungry.  They look like round worms but are now shorter. Are they usually this hard to get rid of? And what do I look for for tape worm?

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Oh no :( poor bane!!! Speaking with my schutzhund trainer you shouldn't let him eat the grass... It can give him certain thing you don't want so I wouldn't let him do that anymore. We've never had a issue with worms since we got our puppy crossing our fingers we won't have a problem. If I were you I'd get a fecal sample and get it to the vet so they can give you a solution cuz you don't want those little bastards sitting in his tummy. 

Is he still eating poop cuz that could do it too ... 

Are there cats around that he could get into there droppings inside or out ? 

I certainly would make the eating grass thing a no no just you don't want him having accidents, picking up parasites, or possible injesting pesticides. Hard habit to break but we are working on it too, so far so good

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We are working hard on the grass thing, I think it may be due to the worms.  Thank goodness we got to eating poo under wraps!!! We also moved our large enclosed kennel for him to use now so the neighbors outside cars can't get in.  Our vet is so amazing, she knows we have been fighting this so she acceoted (grossly enough) a picture of his stool. The worm segments were visible and she agrees it's prob tapeworm :(. She will have his meds ready in the morning :))  our front yard is a no zone for us.  Meaning we don't use anything on the grass but water and hand weeding. We really don't like to use anything foreign anywhere in the yard, after all it's not ours... It's theirs lol:)

 

 

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Great so happy to hear that :) I hope it all works out and bane will be a happy healthy boy darn worms who needs them I'm sure he's thinking the same thing hahaha keep it im sure he will be ok he has great parents :) glad you are working on the grass thing I hope that will help :) let us know how he's doing !!!

 

 

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Well, bane got meds today for tapeworm :/ he is 6mths and 52.6 lbs :)) what a big boy!!  Vet said he is eating grass due to the worms taking nutrients from his poor tummy. After meds she said he will probably stop! Thank goodness :))  

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Good to know he's on the road to feeling better :) 

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alot of times what happens is that a dog can have several types of worms all at once and the one that is most prevelant is the one that shows up at the vets office then the owner believes that the treatment will take care of the worm situation and what ends up happening is the first and worst worms are killed off then the next in line shows up and then they get treated and then the next and next until FINALLY your dog is free of worms. It can be exhausting but worth it.

A few of our rescued cats went through this they had every parasite known to man and it would be one trip for this one treat that, then another trip for the next one and treat that and so on.....but there is an end to it all - hang in there.