Worms! The Big 5 canine internal parasites

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By Dr. Ernie Ward, Veterinarian

Each spring, veterinarians begin receiving calls from frantic pet owners describing “worms,” “spaghetti” and “slugs” in their pet’s feces. Gross. I thought I’d give you an overview of some of the common internal parasites that can infect your dog. Let’s tackle the Big 5: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms and heartworms.

Are there different sorts of internal parasites or worms?

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