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Roundworms (ascarids) are intestinal parasites that are common in dogs. Roundworms are round, can be up to seven inches long and are white or light brown. that live freely in the intestine, soaking up nutrients.
How can my dog get roundworms?
The following are common symptoms and signs:
How can I prevent my dog from becoming infected?
Can you get Roundworms from your pet? YES!
Roundworms do pose a risk to humans. Humans can become infected by coming in contact with contaminated soil or dog feces and ingesting. Roundworms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.
It is very important to repeat fecal exams to make sure all roundworms including the larvae, were eliminated from your dog's body.
Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum) are intestinal parasites that live in the digestive system. They are about 1/8" long and are difficult to see with the naked eye. They are known for their hook-like mouthparts. They ingest large amounts of bloodfrom the intestinal wall.
How can my dog get Hookworms?
How are Hookworms diagnosed?
How can I prevent my dog from getting Hookworms
Treatment for Hookworms
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