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Learn How to Identify Different Dog Worms

There are five different types of dog worms; each one needs to be treated differently and they all have different symptoms.

The 5 types are: Roundworms, Tapeworms, Hookworms, Whipworms and Heartworms.

Hopefully this article will help you How to Identify Different Dog Worms.

This article does not help you treat the worms, it helps you identify if your dog has worms and if so what kind they could potentially be.  No matter what, if your pooch does have worms, get them treated right away!
 

Roundworms

Step 1 – The Symptoms

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  • Swollen Stomach
  • Diarrhoea and Vomiting
  • A Dull Coat
  • Weight Loss
  • If not treated, Roundworms may result in death

 

Step 2 – What do the worms look like?

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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 feeces or vomit.

 

Step 3 – What are the causes?

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This is the most common of the dog worms.  Often found in puppies, because they get infected from the mothers milk or uterus. Dogs can also be infected by contaminated rodents or contaminated soil.

Tapeworms

Step 1 – The Symptoms

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  • Abdominal Pain
  • Agitation
  • Itching around the Anus
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • If not treated, Tapeworms may result in death

 

Step 2 – What do the worms look like?

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These worms can be found, in your dogs stool. The worms are often in broken parts resembling grains of rice and can often be found still moving. They can also be seen around your dogs anus and in his bed.

 

Step 3 – What are the causes?

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Dogs get these worms from swallowing infected fleas.

 

Hookworms

Step 1 – The Symptoms

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  • Anemia
  • Bloody Stool
  • Diarrhoea
  • Lack of Energy
  • Pale Gums
  • Skin Irritation
  • Weight Loss
  • If not treated, Hookworms may result in death

 

Step 2 – What do the worms look like?

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These worms cannot be seen with the naked eye,  you will need a stool sample, which will need to be checked by a vet.

 

Step 3 – What are the causes?

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Transmitted from mother to puppy in the uterus or from the milk, or possibly, from exposure to other infected animals or an infected animal stools.

 

Whipworms

Step 1 – The Symptoms

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  • Anemia
  • Blood or Mucus in Stool
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Lack of Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • If not treated, Whipworms may result in death

 

Step 2 – What do the worms look like?

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These worms cannot be seen with the naked eye,  you will need a stool sample, which will need to be checked by a vet.

 

Step 3 – What are the causes?

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Transmitted from mother to puppy in the uterus or from the milk, or from exposure to other infected animals or an infected animal stools.

Heart Worms

Step 1 – The Symptoms

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  • Coughing
  • Dull Coat
  • Lack of Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • If not treated, there is a high risk of Heart Worms causing death

 

Step 2 – What do the worms look like?

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This worm cannot be seen with the naked eye, and the symptoms mentioned above, will only appear in the advanced state of the infestation, which is a great danger for your pet.

 

Step 3 – What are the causes?

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These worms are spread by mosquitoes, mostly in the warmer seasons of the year.

 

If you want to know how to treat dog worms, then read the following article.

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