About Parasitic Worms
Part of a Dog's Life
Internal parasites (worms) are a very common problem among dogs. Almost all puppies are already infected with roundworm when still in uterus, or get the infection immediately after birth, through their mother’s milk (roundworm, hookworm). Moreover, dogs of all ages are continuously exposed to potentially harmful parasites through mosquito bites, which can transmit heartworm infection, or through soil contaminated by infective worm eggs or larvae in the backyard and parks. Though some of these parasites are very dangerous, they can be easily controlled and disease from the most common can be prevented.
Why Worms are a Problem
Being life-threatening, heartworms are among the most dangerous parasites, but hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and tapeworms can also seriously affect a dog's health and well-being.
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