Could Your Dog Have a Hookworm Infection?

By Catherine Barnette, DVM Hookworms are an intestinal parasite (worm) that lives in the small intestines of dogs and other animals. The most common species of hookworm is Ancylostoma caninum, although there are other species of hookworms that can also infect dogs. This parasite primarily causes problems in young puppies, but it can also affect adult dogs. Hookworms get their name from their body shape. These small worms (only half an inch long) have a body that bends to form … Read more

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