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How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Bernadine D. Cruz. DVM (Companion Animal Medicine Expert, Laguna Hills Animal Hospital ) gives expert video advice on: How can I tell if my dog has worms?

How can I tell if my dog has worms?

Internal parasites, worms, are really quite common in dogs, especially in puppies. You can also have older dogs that also get internal parasites. Some of these are actually transmissible to people. They're called zoonotic diseases. So, how do you know? Sometimes you can't tell; you may look at your dog and it looks healthy. If you take a stool sample; a faecal sample (you don't need three pounds) then your veterinarian can run special tests to see if there's a worm there. There are also very safe and effective medications that you can give to your dog on a monthly basis to take care of internal parasites like heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms. They are very safe, and very effective.