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Hi, my cocker spaniel dog who is 4yrs old was sick this morning.

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Hi, my cocker spaniel dog who is 4yrs old was sick this morning. I have taken a picture as I'm very concerned that it maybe worms. It was like he had eaten spaghetti or a roll of string, yellow in colour and was layers of them. What could this be please?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is he lethargic?
2- Any other symptoms?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.


Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hi Peter,
Thank you for your email.
No his not really lethargic , he has been playing in the garden, now his sleeping, but nothing out of the ordinary. His stools are exactly the same too.
His drinking and eating fine also.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Bianca, what you are describing is consistent with Roundworms. I would recommend you try a different dewormer than drontal. Pick up in your local pet store, online or vet's office a dewormer called Panacur (fenbendazole), give it once a day for 3 days, repeat after 3 weeks.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you Peter, that's been a great help. One last thing can it be passed onto humans?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Not through physical contact, humans can get roundworms if they ingest feces with the parasite; otherwise not a concern. Always wash hands if you pick up his stool.

You're welcome.

Dr. Peter
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