Cost of Treatment: $40 – $150
What Is Hookworm Infection In Dogs?
Hookworms are a type of parasites called nematodes that infect dogs and, sometimes, humans. Dogs can become infected through the ingestion of food or water contaminated with feces. These parasites live in the intestines of the infected dog, where they latch and suck the animal’s blood. Hookworms can enter through the skin and cause severe itching and rash. Hookworm infection is most common in puppies but adult dogs can also acquire the infection.
Symptoms Of Hookworm Infection In Dogs
- Weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Dark, tarry stool
Treatment Of Hookworm Infection In Dogs
Hookworms can be treated effectively with fenbendazole, moxidectin, or pyrantel. The treatment is administered orally for around 2-3 weeks. Severely infected dogs may need additional treatments such as intravenous fluids and iron supplements.