Whipworms are a form of a roundworm and, are one of the most common intestinal parasites that are found in dogs along with tapeworms, hookworms, and roundworms. Whipworms take residence in the digestive tract of dogs, they are primarily found in the cecum, which is where the large and small part of the intestine meet. They grow to over a quarter inch long, and leech onto the mucus lining in.
Whipworms gain their name due to the fact that they resemble a whip, they have a wider handle appearance at the posterior end, and a small whip-like tail at the other end of the parasite.
While you may not always be able to see these parasites and their larvae, you will be able to see the detrimental health issues that arise from your dog being infected with these foreign invaders.
Know Symptoms of Whipworms
Whipworms can pose significant health problems to dogs, and especially puppies who are the most susceptible to them. It is very important to find and treat the whipworms as early as possible as it will keep your dog from experiencing lots of pain, and discomfort.
Common symptoms of whipworms are:
Known Causes Of Whipworms
Whipworms are transmitted through eggs which most often are in the feces of dogs, and are naked to the human eye. Dogs become infected when the inspect other dogs feces who are infected by licking, eating or even sniffing the infected feces. Whipworms can also be spread through contaminated drinking water and they can also be transmitted through contaminated soil.
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