A dog with roundworm infection will present the following symptoms:
Some roundworms will show up in a dog’s feces or vomit. They are white to light brown in color and could be several inches long.
Rounworms are nematodes from the Phylum Nematoda. There are over 20,000 described species of roundworm and over 15,000 of them are parasitic. As far as we know today, only two species of roundworms are capable of infecting dogs: Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina. Veterinarians rarely test the dog to determine which species of roundworm that has infected the dog, because both species of roundworm can be treated with the same medication protocol.
These are also much more common in dogs than in cats. They are very small, thin worms that fasten to the wall of the small intestine and suck blood. Dogs get hookworms from larval migration in the uterus, from contact with the larvae in stool-contaminated soil, or from ingesting the eggs after birth. As with roundworms, the hookworm larvae can also be transferred to the nursing pup from the mother's milk.
ROUNDWORMS IN ADULT DOGS AND CATS
Roundworm infection in dogs
Roundworms (often simply called worms) are extremely common in pets. In dogs and cats, worms may cause no symptoms whatsoever, or they may cause and other gastrointestinal problems. Many safe and effective treatments and preventatives are available to keep pets free of worms.Roundworms, also called nematodes, can grow up to five-inchesor longer. These parasites, once ingested, will initially live in adog’s intestines. However, they do not attach themselves to theintestinal wall. Instead they travel from the intestine to other partsof a dog’s body, such as the lungs.Roundworms in dogs can be caused by a few different species of parasites. The two main species of roundworm are Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonine. Bothspecies are usually treated with the same types of medications, but itis important for pet owners to know the symptoms of roundworms in dogs.A dog that is first infected with roundworms may not show any signsof the infection. Dogs with more advanced cases, however, will besymptomatic.