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Can a dog be born with hookworms?

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Results 1 - 6 of 1864 · A large number of hookworms can cause inflammation in the dog's . Puppies may also become infected after birth through mother's milk .


Are puppies born with hookworms?

A: Not all puppies, but it is very common for puppies to have roundworms or hookworms, either passed in utero or through a mothers' milk. Because worm infection is so common, we normally deworm puppies just to be safe.

How did my puppy get hookworms?

A dog may become infected when it inadvertently swallows hookworm larvae, often by grooming its feet, or from sniffing feces or contaminated soil. Most larvae that are ingested will move to the intestinal tract to complete their life cycle.

How do you get rid of hookworms in puppies?

The primary treatment for hookworms is an antiparisitic, usually fenbendazole, moxidectin, or pyrantel. This treatment is administered orally for around 2-3 weeks. Other treatment that may be given includes IV fluids and electrolytes if the dog is weak, and iron supplements for anemia.

Can puppies die from hookworms?

Hookworms are a serious threat to dogs, especially young puppies. They can cause blood loss, weight loss, diarrhea or death. Hookworms live in your dog's digestive system. They must be diagnosed by your veterinarian.

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