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Is this undigested food or something else? (Warning: graphic poop pic)

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So I have no idea what worms, worm eggs, or parasites look like in a dog's poop and I thought I'd get someone else's opinion. Is this undigested food or something unhealthy? I didn't see anything stringy or moving, just some of these white specks, or chunks, whatever you want to call them. We have a 5 month old pitbull/american bulldog mix. We just bought him from a family who seemingly didn't take very good care of him. He hasn't even been vaccinated yet or gone to the vet for a checkup and I think they probably neglected or mistreated him. We're going to take him to the vet ASAP regardless, but in the meantime, I just need some poop help, please, if anyone is knowledgeable on the subject. And sorry for the graphic pic.

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If he's young and not had good care, it's likely he has worms whether you can see them or not. There are worms that can't be seen with the naked eye, and if these are tapeworms is impossible to tell from the picture. Bring a fresh stool sample to the vet when you go, and they'll let you know if he needs to be dewormed. It's easy and cheap to do, so no reason to put it off really. Some worms that dogs carry can also spread to humans, so make sure you're washing hands after cleaning up after him and also wash his bedding after he's been treated.

I don't treat my dogs for parasites unless they have symptoms and a positive fecal test. Repeated doses of unneeded medication can be hard on a dog's system...gut especially.
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