Hookworm Prevention For Dogs

If we want to prevent hookworms in Dogs then keeping their environment as clean as possible is always the best course of action. Often easier said than done though.

Hookworms In Dogs

Hookworms, along with other worms, live in the intestine of Dogs and attach to the walls where they feed off the blood in the lining. Eggs are passed to the digestive tract and eventually make their way outside the body in the usual manner.We are trying to be polite here!

Preventing our pets from picking up hookworms means keeping a clean area and trying to ensure that they never pick up feces, this is often problematic, especially in young puppies, that seem to feel the need to eat anything that is even slightly disgusting.

This is why it is very important to worm puppies, their mother’s, and older animals if they show symptoms of hookworms.

Hookworm Symptoms

Loss of weight, diarrhea, and blood loss are all symptoms that can be caused by hookworm infection in Dogs. See the hookworms resource for even more information.

Dog Hookworm Prevention

Apart from a clean environment it is recommended that a monthly preventative is given. This can be by using the popular Heartgard Plus, which also combines treatment for this with the all important heartworm medicine that all Dogs should have monthly.

Other options for treating hookworms, including other common parasitic worms is to use Panacur C.

Ensure that if your pet has hookworms you never walk barefoot where any feces could be present. The larvae can be transmitted through the feet and this can lead to human infection.

Hookworms In Puppies

Treat as soon as possible and for young pets they should be given a course of suitable medication at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks of age. It is also recommended that they are then subsequently given a monthly preventative.

We recommend combining with a heartwormer such as Heartgard Plus.