• Hello, My dog Inca had a long yellowish-white strand (approx 4 inches, and perhaps 10mm thick) coming out of her anus during/after she pooped today. It looked stringy and broke apart when I poked it with a leaf. I did get a picture of it and am planning to bring her in to see a vet soon. Is this likely a worm/parasite, or is something else wrong?

    Hi Michael,
    I recommend that you take her into see your veterinarian. There can be a couple of different causes for this and intestinal parasites are high on the list. It could also potentially be a mucous strand or even something that she ate. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of this after they have examined her. They will likely recommend a fecal test to help diagnose or rule out intestinal parasites. The treatment that she needs will depend on the cause of abnormality.


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