Whipworm Scare in North Carolina
Jessica Hoffman, editor in chief
What You Should Know To Keep Your Pet Safe!
The whipworm is one of the four main internal parasites. It gets into your pets body by swallowing infective whipworm eggs in the soil or other substances that may contain dog feces. Whipworms eggs can live in an environment anywhere from a few months to years, and can be present in soil, food, or water, as well as in feces and animal flesh. Whipworms live in the large intestine and cecum. Dogs are usually the only ones that can get whipworms so if you don't want to deal with this pesky parasite get a cat!
What To Look Out For!
The signs of infection vary with the number of worms. A small number of worms will cause no visible signs, but larger numbers can result in inflammation of the intestinal wall. Sometimes bleeding into the intestine occurs, and anemia can result. Animals may have diarrhea and weight loss.
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