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Huge bug/larvae in dog poop

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by andrew1220, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. andrew1220

    andrew1220 NES Member

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    Any veterinarians here on NES?? I was shocked to find this ~2 inch long caterpillar/grub/larvae looking thing in my 6-year old puggle’s poop yesterday.
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    My local vet clinic was baffled as to what it was and originally assumed she ate a grub or caterpillar but in January???? They did more research on a vet forum (VIN?) and said they found a discussion, coincidentally about a puggle eating something weird and having a similar looking larvae in its poop.

    Some quick info on my puggle. Being half beagle she loves to sniff and eat EVERYTHING in our yard. She LOVES rabbit poop and will eat every ounce of it in the yard. During the summer it’s any worm or beatle she can find.

    I guess it’s possible she could have ate some rabbit poop that had some sort of nasty parasite in it??

    The vet clinic has to do more research but they’re sending out a stool sample to check for other parasites etc.

    I just hope she’s okay. Her diet and behavior is perfectly normal. Still tons of energy, no diarrhea or vomiting.
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    My wife and I are now going to buy a muzzle to limit what she eats in the yard. She doesn’t have a very big snout so it will be interesting trying to find one that fits.
     

  2. FisherTech

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    ALIEN!!!!
     
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    andrew1220 NES Member

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    Sure seams like it!!

    I should also add I went through the rest of her stool that was in the yard and only found 1 other larvae grub thing out of the ~10 piles I scooped up.
     
  4. Mountain

    Mountain NES Member

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    Yeah, that's wild for being in stool. Roundworms and tapeworms are dime a dozen but that does look like a typical grub/caterpillar. Curious what they will find...
     
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    LoginName NES Member

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    Hope your dag is okay, she has a look on her face like 'WTF! That came out of my ass?'
     
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    You need to teach your dog to chew its food better.
     
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    Maybe these things got into the piles laying in the yard and were never in the dog? Do they taste like chicken? Jack.
     
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    Choctaw NES Life Member NES Member

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    I was wondering that also. I would have thought it would have been somewhat digested if not chewed. But in January it is a bit odd.
     
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    Spanz NES Member

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    Parasite. Take it to vet, they will give u the right pills
     
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    andrew1220 NES Member

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    No I picked up the poop immediately as we were on the beach yesterday. That’s what baffled the vet too - that it wasn’t digested at all.
     
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    andrew1220 NES Member

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    I wish. I picked it up immediately after she pooped.
     
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    Time to flush out your dog. A good cleanse, then wait and see it it recurs? Good luck!
     
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    thats Freaking crazy.... I’d be seriously nervous if that came out of the back end of my lab.

    Hope your little guy is feeling okay.
     
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    Looks like a giant wax worm

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    Looks like a Democrat.
     
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    Lol, well camouflaged in his natural environment.
     
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    Wow that does look exactly like it!! Wonder if a wax moth laid eggs in dog poop that my dog then ate??
     
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    I wonder if this could be a case where she ingested something where the eggs were laid,
    and this one hatched inside her.

    That might explain why it was found at this time of the year, and why it wasn't digested.
     
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    andrew1220 NES Member

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    Exactly. This is what the vet mentioned.
     
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    Poor dog? Poor caterpillar! It must be thinking, what the hell just happened to me???
     
  21. Choctaw

    Choctaw NES Life Member NES Member

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    another possibility;

    Winter Moths

    The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is an invasive insect that can wreak havoc on our trees. Introduced into the United States from Europe via Canada, is most commonly observed in late fall, early winter as a whitish adult moth and in spring as a tiny green caterpillar.
     
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    Bet it smells like one too!
     
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    That could be another possibility.

    I don’t know what’s worse. If it’s a caterpillar or a crazy parasite?? A caterpillar doesn’t have the same purpose as a parasite. It could be relatively harmless unless of course they’re multiplying in her stomach/intenstine?? Ugh this sucks.
     
  24. ReluctantDecoy

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    Have any bees nests (dead or alive) around your property? That's where you'll find these in the wild.
     
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    Any chance it was already on the ground and your pup deposited on top of it?
     
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    I’ve seen a couple nests under the soffits of my old garage.

    BUT I did notice an old bees nest thing in my yard yesterday when I was looking at her poop. Just went out in the yard now and could only find a piece of the nest.
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    This is getting weird....
     
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    Negative. I was at the beach with her yesterday and picked up the poop immediately. This was hanging out of one of the turds.
     
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    You should see it after it exits its chrysalis. Gossamer wings they ain't...

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    You need a better hobby.

    Seriously though, grubs can still be found if you’re willing to work for it.
     
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