There are several different parasites that are a real threat to your dog no matter what state you live in. The four major worms your dogs can contract are :
Heart-worms, Roundworms, Hookworms, tapeworm and whip worm.
Though Heart- Woms are the most brutal and dangerous to your pet they are avoidable. They are transmitted by mosquitoes and live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. a visit to your vet can determine rater rover has heart worms or not
Roundworms are very common and can be contracted easily. Most of the time puppies contract them from there mother during pregnancy , Frequently roundworms can spread very fast. There are over the counter de-wormers you can get from your local pet store or Fed Ben.
Hookworms got there name after the hook on there mouth that they use to attach them self from the lining of the intestine wall. Puppies should be treated for hookworm at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks of age as a precaution. You do not have to get your dog or puppy tested to do this. Hookworm medicine can be purchased over the counter at a pet or fed store.
Tapeworms are the long flat worms that attach themselves to your dog’s intestines. You can sometimes see them on your dogs rectum or when they use the restroom. If you worm your pet a you will see the long worms that look like spaghetti in there still the next day if the dog has them.. Dogs commonly contract tapeworms from fleas and rodents. Though there are few symptoms associated with tapeworms, it is still important to treat them as soon as possible. You can do this with over the counter medicine.
The whipworm is a common intestinal parasite in dogs. The parasites reside in the cecum, where the small intestine and large intestine meet. Whipworms can be difficult to diagnose because there are few signs of infection, so regular checkups are important.