What are the small white rice-like specks in my pet’s feces?

These are most likely tapeworms (Diplydium caninum). These are worms that live in your pet’s intestinal tract.

Your dog became infected with these by eating a flea, so you should also closely check your pet for fleas. If possible, a fecal sample should be brought into the vet clinic to confirm the infection.

Your veterinarian can also help you rid your pet of both the fleas and the tapeworms!