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    Hooey is on Trifexis, so he is supposedly protected against all parasites except for tapeworms. For the past few days, there has been these little white rice looking things on his poop. Ill post a picture, sorry guys! Has anyone ever seen tapeworms & have a clue if this is it or not? He has a little bit of frank red bleeding in his stool as well. I was told if it is tapeworms, the white things on the poop will still be alive & move around & hooeys does not. It looks like white lemon pulp or something.. Any help would be appreciated!



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    Oh & I got food grade diatomaceous earth from my pet nutritionist & have been feeding him that daily.. So if they don't clear up within a few more days he will be going to the vet!


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    Yes, those are tapeworm segments. I have had a dog with tapes, but didn't see blood in the stools. I have never used Trifexis-maybe it kills the tapes? I also thought that Trifexis is not safe....someone who can tell you will be here. Look up the thread about hw and wormers....
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    [replacer_img] Originally Posted by Manydogs [replacer_a]
    Yes, those are tapeworm segments. I have had a dog with tapes, but didn't see blood in the stools. I have never used Trifexis-maybe it kills the tapes? I also thought that Trifexis is not safe....someone who can tell you will be here. Look up the thread about hw and wormers....

    I'm agreeing with Lynn...TRIFEXIS is not safe, so much so, they are marketing
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    Those are tapeworm segments. I use food grade DE for my bully & cat.
    Good luck & let us know about Hooch (love his name) Handsome boy <3



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    I recently did the research on trifexis.. Of course AFTER I have him this months pill. We will be going another route for heartworms/fleas from now on. Thank y'all.. I figured it was tapeworms. Hopefully the DE will get rid of them. Do you know it's gone when the segments stop coming out with the stool or will you see a longer part which is the "base" of the worm?


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    usually all you ever see are the segments....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparker37 View Post
    Hooey is on Trifexis, so he is supposedly protected against all parasites except for tapeworms. For the past few days, there has been these little white rice looking things on his poop. Ill post a picture, sorry guys! Has anyone ever seen tapeworms & have a clue if this is it or not? He has a little bit of frank red bleeding in his stool as well. I was told if it is tapeworms, the white things on the poop will still be alive & move around & hooeys does not. It looks like white lemon pulp or something.. Any help would be appreciated! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I've seen this in one of mine poo also. I called my Vet, and went by for a pill treatment, The pill was pretty expensive, If I remember correctly $35.00, but then at the end of 30 Days, you repeat the dose again. I was told by my vet, that because Rocky got an infected flea on him, that he ate the flea, and the worms were the outcome of the infected flea. After his 2 pill treatment, it cleared right up and went away.I'm not sure if you have Facebook, but if you do, try a search on the Trifexis, The results from the page, FORMER Pet owners is unreal. There's safer heartworm medications on the market, and other flea preventatives rather than taking a chance and losing your baby. Those who have Bully's and other dogs still around, say they have no problem with it, To me it's flirting with disaster, and I refuse to give it to my Bully's. My vet screams its safe, even asked me to call the folks at Trifexis, LMAO, what are they going to tell me bad about a product their pushing for sales??? and my Vet for pushing it, I'm in the market for a new Vet. I love my Bully's, not saying that you don't yours, Just saying get well informed before making a life changing change in their interest. Not saying it affects them all, I'm just saying I don't want to be that statistic.

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    I absolutely agree with you.. We got nothing but good reviews on trifexis from our vet of course. I had no idea it was harmful for dogs until one of my friends told me to look at the reviews & stories and of course all the things the vet doesn't tell you! This month was definitely Hooeys last month to take it. I couldn't imagine life without him, def not worth taking the chance!


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    Annabella is on Trifexis also....what do you use instead? I know I've asked this before and I am very concerned that the vet would lie.

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    We use Sentinal.

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    Stinky is on Sentinal

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    Oh my goodness, PLEASE take your dogs off TRIFEXIS!!! It's been all over FB & the internet...

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