Vets in Surrey: 3 Warning Signs That Show Your Dog May Have Tapeworms

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Worms are one of the common health problems that plague our canine companions. There are five different types of worms that affect dogs: tapeworms, heartworms, hookworms, whipworms, and roundworms. When left untreated for too long, worms can have a significant negative impact on the life of your furry loved one.

Fortunately, there are a few warning signs that can tip off sharp-eyed dog owners to the presence of worms. Spotting these signs is important since quick medical intervention by vets in Surrey can save your dog’s life. With that in mind, here are three warning signs your dog may be suffering from tapeworms:

Proglottid Segments Around the Anus

Did you notice that your dog seems to have grans or rice stuck to the fur that covers his anus? If so, you definitely didn’t see rice. Those are called proglottids, or segments of tapeworms that contain its eggs. The presence of proglottids often indicates that your dog already has an adult tapeworm or two. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2jnbVK2

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