The whipworm is one of the common intestinal parasites of dogs.
- Whipworms reside in the cecum and large intestine.
- Dogs become infected with whipworms by swallowing infective whipworm eggs from contaminated soil.
How will whipworms affect a dog?
Dogs that are infected with a few whipworms may not have obvious signs or symptoms of infection. More severe infections can cause bloody diarrhea. If an infected dog is not treated, severe whipworm infection can cause serious disease and even death.
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