Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that can latch onto your pet’s intestinal wall causing damage and stealing vital nutrients. Over time as the worm matures, individual segments of its body containing its eggs, break off and pass out of the body in the stool. Once out of the body, the eggs hatch and new tapeworms enter the world to infect again. If your pet has tapeworms, you’ll probably see these segments stick to the hair surrounding your pet’s anus. You might also see them in its fecal matter. They look like little pieces of rice. If freshly squeezed, they may even wiggle like worms. Once you’ve spotted them, it’s time to act fast and treat your pet.