Your Dog Have Hookworms?
an observant owner will notice the diarrhea and take the dog into
their regular veterinarian to be checked out. To verify the infestation
of hookworms (as well as other intestinal parasites), a veterinarian
will take a stool sample and mix it with a special solution. A slide
is then placed over the container
for about five minutes. The solution breaks the eggs free from the
feces and allows them to float to the top of the container, where
they attach theslide. The slide is then examined under a microscope.
The eggs of hookworms look like clear, oblong bubbles with smaller
bubbles inside. When these are seen, it is a simple procedure to
give the dog an oral medication to eradicate the problem. As with
many other problems, the best cure is to prevent roundworms from
infecting your dog. Keeping your dog on Interceptor year round will
prevent roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and of course Heartworms.
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