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Intestinal Parasites In Dogs

Parasitism is very common in dogs. In fact, it is one of the top health issues of dogs in the US. Many dogs are carrying heavy loads of intestinal parasites such as roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Unfortunately, some of these parasites can be acquired by humans. They are also important carriers of disease.

The eggs of parasites tend to be present in the surroundings as they are passed together with the dog’s feces. The main route of infection is ingestion of eggs from contaminated food, drinking water, soil, etc. . Mother dogs can also transmit some types of intestinal parasites to their puppies in her womb or via her milk. 

A year-round worming program is the best way to protect your pet and the entire household from these parasites. Make sure to consult your Burlington, ON veterinarian for a safe and effective deworming product you can use on your pet. Read more here.

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