Pinworms in freeze dried crickets should i treat my dragon?

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Pinworms in freeze dried crickets should i treat my dragon?

Postby Geoffrey16 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:36 pm

I just checked on my beardie and found what looked like pinworms on the floor of her tank after picking up her food she threw everywhere. She had a few freeze dried crickets in her bowl and one had been crushed up and I think thats where the pinworms came from. I crushed a few more and they had some as well. And she did eat some. My question is should I treat her for pinworms. I have a few extra doses of meds from the last time she had them.
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Re: Pinworms in freeze dried crickets should i treat my drag

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:33 am

Are you sure what you're seeing are pinworms? I'd imagine that the freeze drying process would kill off any parasites that were with the crickets. I would hold off on administering any medication without receiving a positive fecal test (and confirmation of high count) since the meds can do more harm than good if not needed.
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