Intestinal Parasites

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ROUNDWORMS*
Also known as ascarids, these parasites small intestines of affected dogs, and the infective eggs are shed in the feces.  Can cause GI upset, gas, and diarrhea.

HOOKWORMS*
These dangerous, blood-sucking parasites live in the small intestine of affected dogs and can cause severe anemia due to blood loss.  Stools may be loose and dark.

WHIP WORMS
Most commonly associated with diarrhea in affected dogs, this parasite lives in the
large intestine.

TAPEWORMS
Usually not harmful but quite disgusting,
these rice-like segments are seen under the
tail.  Pets are infected by ingesting fleas.

COCCIDIA
Another common protozoal organism that can cause diarrhea and GI upset.

*These parasites are zoonotic, which means people can become infected too!  Dispose of feces properly and hygienically and be sure to wash hands thoroughly!