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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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I would error on the side of caution. Treat him for worms and get a Vet check up. Take a stool sample to the Vet for examination.

I use a monthly regime of Fenbendazole for worms. I buy it in a liquid form used for goats. Verify with your Vet about the dosage for your dog.

The white specs could be anything from bits of plastic to parasite eggs or segments.
Yes, I treat for worms along with a topical flea/tick every month. Do your research on the different treatments. Some meds will enter the dogs system like Ivermec, others like Fenbendazole remain in the digestive track.

A little information about Fenbendazole. It specifically targets the worms and remains in the digestive track. Specifically, it targets round, whip, hook and some tapeworms. I use Ivermec, each month, to target heart and the other tape worms. I also use Vetgard topical treatment, each month, to prevent fleas and ticks.

I would avoid taking pet care advice from a Pet Store. Even people like me....you should be cautious. Do your research and speak with your vet.

My situation and living environment, it is best for me to have my dog on a preventative program using minimal dosage and minimum application.

Worms or parasites can create much worse conditions for the dog than the meds. My monthly regime costs about $1.00/month. I figure its much better than an expensive Vet visit, followed with risky treatment and hospital stay.

This is a bit like changing the oil in your car. Technically, you don't have to change the oil, the engine will run for sometime. Eventually, you will be faced with a substantial repair. Or you can change the oil and prevent the substantial repair. You can choose your course of action.

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Another point, I'd suggest you seriously consider.

Take the dog to the Vet for a health exam. Begin the immunizations. The dog should at least receive the Core vaccinations.

Also as has been said, take a stool sample to be examined for worms. Begin eradication treatment if needed and talk about preventative treatments.
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