• How do I know if my puppy has a tapeworm? Found little worms in her stool for the first time yesterday.

    Hi Linda, I recommend that you take your puppy into see a veterinarian. Tapeworms can look like moving rice grains in the feces or near the rectum. However, there can be other parasites that can look similar. Your vet will be able to diagnose the parasite that you are seeing and recommend the treatment that will be best for her.

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