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Stringy Worm in Washing Machine Needs a Medical Professional’s Eye

“Can you please identify what type of worm creature/larvae this is?” asks this reader in her submission regarding the long, stringy, worm-like organism pictured below. “I live in Daytona Beach, Florida. I also live in the suburbs and have a well, not local city water. I had washed some towels in baking soda & vinegar, as my husband had changed the tub faucet earlier that day. When I went to take the towels out of the washing machine, this creature was sitting on top of the inside top part of the washing machine. I believe it could be a whipworm, but am having a difficult time 100% confirming this. If you could please help identify this, we would appreciate it. Thank you! One paranoid wife.”

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Worms in Pets and What To Do About Them

There are many wonders and joys to owning a pet, but along with the enormous responsibility they impose, there are unfortunately also a lot of complications that one might have to overcome, such as health problems. One of the health problems that both dogs and cats alike can face are intestinal worms.

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Reader’s Mother May Have Whipworms

A woman wrote to us asking for help in identifying worms that her mother has passed with her stool. She…

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Feline Worm Identification

Ringworm lives in dead skin, while hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms, live in the cat’s intestines. Also known as dermatophytosis, ringworm is an infection in the dead layer of the skin, hair, and nails. The fungus uses dead tissue, called keratin, in the skin as a source of nutrition.

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How Do You Know If Your Dog Has Worms?

If you don’t have your pet screened often, you will have to become familiar with the symptoms of worms. One of the most obvious ways to determine if your dog has worms is to take a quick look at your pets feces. Worms can be seen protruding from your dog’s waste without examining closely.

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Dogs with Worms

Dogs with worms will show a number of symptoms that will tell you that he has an infection. With the exception of heartworm, most dog worms will cause similar symptoms.

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How to Identify Parasite Worms

You can identify them by becoming familiar with the way common parasite worms look or you may browse through images online.

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Natural Cat Worm Cures?

Cat worms cannot be completely eliminated with home remedies or 100 percent natural products such as herbs, garlic, and pumpkin, although these natural products can help. In many cases, however, these products just are not powerful enough to kill resistant worm infections such as heartworm, hookworm, and tapeworm. If your cat is experiencing any of the symptoms below, he might have a worm infection. He should be taken to the vet immediately for testing.

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What is the Most Common Worm in Humans?

The adult pinworm, which is small, white and threadlike, develops in the body’s large intestine and lays its eggs in the anal region. The female pinworm can lay up to 15,000 eggs at a time.

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Can I Get Rid of Whipworms in Soil?

These parasites are very resistant to disinfectants and even harsh environments. You can try consulting with an exterminator, but he might run into the same problem while attempting to eliminate whipworm eggs from the soil.

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How to Test for Worms

When testing for worms, your doctor may ask a series of questions to determine if you are experiencing symptoms related to a parasite infection. These may include diarrhea, fever, coughing, vomiting, mucous in stools, abdominal cramps and gas, loose, foul-smelling stools, loss of appetite, and listlessness.

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Whipworm in Cats

Cats may contract whipworms by digging in infested soil, picking at dead animals, drinking infested water, ingesting egg-laden foods, or by interacting with another animal that has the condition.