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What are roundworms?

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Roundworms, also known as ascarids, are parasites that live inside and feed off an animal’s intestines.

They’re usually white or light brown and a few inches long. (They look like spaghetti.) If your dog has roundworms, you may notice them in his poop or vomit.

From: Roundworms in Dogs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Companion Animal Parasite Council: ''Roundworms'' and ''Ascarid.''

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health: ''An Overview of Canine Roundworm Infections.''

The Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Roundworms in Small Animals.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on October 24, 2018

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