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-How Do Dogs Get Worms?-

How a dog gets infected by worms depends on the kind of worms the dog has.
There are a lot of different kinds of worms that live in dogs. All of these
kinds of worms are called parasites because they feed off the dog instead
of living on their own. These are not worms like earthworms; parasite worms
have to get inside a dog to reproduce.

The most common ones in dogs are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms,
tapeworms, and heartworms. Roundworms and hookworms are found a lot in
puppies and sometimes in adult dogs. Whipworms, tapeworms, and heartworms
are seen more in older dogs.

-Show Me the Worms!-

What are roundworms?

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"Roundworms" describes a whole bunch of different worm parasites


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** How to Identify Different Dog Worms **

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There's 5 different types of dogworms; each one need a different treatment,
and they give different symptoms. The 5 types are: Roundworms, Tapeworms,
Hookworms, Whipworms and Heartworms. This article will help you to identify
each one of those, but the article does however not help you treat the
worms. If you want to know how to treat dogworms, then take a look at this

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-Identify Roundworms-

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· Swollen Belly
· Diarrhea and Vomiting
· Dull Coat
· Weight Loss
· If not treated, Roundworms may result in death

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*Identification*. These worms are white, grow up to 7 inches long, and have
a appearance similar to noodles. You will most likely see them in your dogs
feces or vomit.

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*Causes*. This is the most common worm in dogs, often found in puppies,
because they get infected from the mothers milk or uterus. Dogs can also
get infected by contaminated rodents or contaminated soil.

-Identify Tapeworms-

1. 1

· Abdominal Pain
· Agitation
· Weight Loss
· Itching around the Anus
· Vomiting

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*Identification*. These worms can be found, broken in pieces, in your dogs
stool. They have a rice-like appearance, and can often be found still
moving. They can also be seen around your dogs


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