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What are hookworms in dogs?

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Living mainly in the small intestine, hookworms suck the blood of their hosts. Puppies can become infected from their mothers. Adult dogs can be infected through their skin or when cleaning themselves. They can also be infected by eating another animal that is infected. Infection causes weakness and malnutrition and can lead to death in puppies. Two rounds of deworming medication are usually effective, but a puppy may need other treatment, as well. Humans can also become infected with hookworms from unwashed vegetables or by walking barefoot on sand and soil.

From: Worms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/06/2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Information Network: ''Ringworm FAQ;'' ''Roundworms: Dogs & Puppies;'' ''Hookworms;'' ''Heartworm: The Parasite;'' ''Heartworm Treatment;'' ''Whipworms;'' and ''Tapeworms.''

Veterinary Information Network. “Hookworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm: The Parasite.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm Treatment.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Whipworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Tapeworms.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Veterinary Information Network: ''Ringworm FAQ;'' ''Roundworms: Dogs & Puppies;'' ''Hookworms;'' ''Heartworm: The Parasite;'' ''Heartworm Treatment;'' ''Whipworms;'' and ''Tapeworms.''

Veterinary Information Network. “Hookworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm: The Parasite.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Heartworm Treatment.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Whipworms.”

Veterinary Information Network. “Tapeworms.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on September 06, 2018

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