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What you are describing sounds like a tapeworm. They are typically short and flat. They are not an emergency, but they should be treated as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the medication we prescribe for their treatment is not available over-the-counter. I would suggest getting him in as soon as you are able – our Myrtle Beach Hospital is open today (Monday), but don’t put yourself or anyone in your family including your dog at risk to do so. I do recommend being careful about getting the worms on you or anyone else in your family – although they are usually species specific, there are some species of tapeworm that can cause problems in people.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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