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What are roundworms in dogs?

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Usually spread in feces or during pregnancy or nursing, the roundworm causes a serious infection in dogs and puppies. The roundworm eats the food of its host and may cause diarrhea and other symptoms. In puppies, roundworms can be fatal. Prescription and over-the-counter deworming products for dogs are very effective. If people contract roundworms, their symptoms can be even more serious than those in dogs.

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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