My dog had parasites that started with the letter G and they dehydrated him so…

My dog had parasites that started with the letter G and they dehydrated him so I took him to the vent and got medicine to cure them and did as directed until done and everything seemed fine the 2 days later his stool looks wetter with specs

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

Parasite that starts with G would have to be Giardia …? Those cannot be seen in the stool. With tape worm, small, rice like segments can be found. By the description “specs” I’m assuming it would be smaller than that … ? What kind of bone does he chew? I’d figure white specs are not from any parasite. They might be from the bone or something else eaten. The wetter stool does concern me, though. I’d try giving some other chew toy for a while to see whether the stool normalizes and the specs disappear. However, if the stools get… Read more »

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Just to add, the specks could also be flecks from the food. Not uncommon to see pieces of food flecks in the stool. Just to be safe, you can always take in a sample. Also with Giardia,, it is really common so be sure to get a fecal sample and test often..
~kelly