Hookworms

Hookworms need pets to live.

Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma braziliense, Uncinaria stenocephala) live in dogs’ intestinal tracts, feeding on their blood. They are dangerous parasites that can cause dogs to lose a lot of blood and become very sick.

How dogs get hookworms.

Hookworms can be ingested through the mother’s milk, contaminated soil or feces. But hookworms can also penetrate through the skin of a dog’s paws or belly. Just playing or lying down in a contaminated area can cause a dog to get infected.

Signs of a hookworm infection.

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Skin eruptions, especially on paws

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Dogs should be tested for heartworms prior to use. In a small percentage of treated dogs, digestive and neurological side effects may occur. Please see full product insert for more information.