A reader recently reached out to us from Rehovot, Israel. She explained that her dog has been acting a little strange lately. She is a veterinarian student, and yesterday saw a picture of a Spirocera Lupi, more commonly known as a Park Worm, and is worried that her dog might have come into contact with this dangerous worm.
She explained that she found three worms on her shower floor that resembled Park Worms. When she picked them up they coiled up into a spiral. She then threw them into the garden, where they dove head first into the soil. She provided a great description of these critters: 2 centimeters long, round, thin, bright pink, moved faster than an earthworm, had no legs. She doesn’t know of any other worms that fit the description of what she found, and is nervous because if her dog somehow ate Park Worms it will need to start intense treatment immediately. She wants to know the probability of the worms she found being Park Worms.
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