Help! There are maggots in my dog’s poop!

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Key points

  • If you see things that look like maggots in your dog’s poop, it’s usually worms.
  • If your dog’s poop really does contain maggots, it’s likely that the flies laid eggs on the stool after it had been passed.
  • If your dog has maggots in a wound or around their bottom, you should seek veterinary advice right away.
  • The most common intestinal worms in dogs are roundworms and tapeworms.
  • Worms can be treated with an effective parasite treatment, which you can get from your veterinarian.

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Symptoms & types

Symptoms of worms include diarrhea, vomiting, an increased appetite, weight loss, gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort.

Worms are found in the environment, and unfortunately for your canine companion, they can’t be avoided.

Understanding the diagnostics

Providing your dog with a regular worming treatment is an essential part of being a responsible pet parent.

Learning about the causes

Best treatment options



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