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What are whipworms in dogs?

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Whipworms live in the area where the small and large intestines meet. Here, they suck the blood of their hosts. Dogs can pick them up from contaminated soil or by grooming. Whipworms can be quite serious and cause bloody diarrhea when there are large numbers embed in the intestine. Some heartworm preventives are effective against whipworms, and an oral dewormer is effective at eliminating whipworms.

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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