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This Woman Wonders Where She, Her Dog and her Family Can Receive Medical Attention for Potential Hookworms

“Where can I get help?” is the first thing this woman writes in her submission, posing the question that many face when they are concerned about parasite-related health concerns. This reader in particular is concerned about a “hookworm” that “came out of [her] dog” which has spread to her and her family members.

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Smooth, Pink Worm Found Next to Dog Excrement is Potentially an Earthworm

“I woke up and saw this next to my dog’s poop” states this reader in her submission. “What is it?” she asks about the small, pink-colored worm in the picture below.

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This Woman Wonders Where She, Her Dog and her Family Can Receive Medical Attention for Potential Hookworms

“Where can I get help?” is the first thing this woman writes in her submission, posing the question that many face when they are concerned about parasite-related health concerns. This reader in particular is concerned about a “hookworm” that “came out of [her] dog” which has spread to her and her family members.

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Man Suspects He has Hookworms Under his Skin and Wants to Know Where He Can Go for Help

“These worms are under my skin” writes this reader in his submission to us about the hair-like worms in the photo below. Our reader believes them to be hookworms and asks for any feedback we can provide as to what the organisms are.

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Man and Woman Deal with Hooked Worms Coming From Nose and Sores

“This one worm with the hook on it came out of his nose, the other one that had 2 in it came out of a sore in my leg,” this reader writes to us. She wonders if we can tell her what these worms are.

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Worms in Pets and What To Do About Them

There are many wonders and joys to owning a pet, but along with the enormous responsibility they impose, there are unfortunately also a lot of complications that one might have to overcome, such as health problems. One of the health problems that both dogs and cats alike can face are intestinal worms.

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Precautions to Take When Going on Vacation so You Don’t Get Worms

It is not uncommon for us to receive submissions from readers who have been on vacation and have come home to discover that they are infested with some kind of parasite. Naturally, we sympathize with any of our readers who have ever experienced something like this, and thus we wanted to write this article in order to give some basic tips to our readers on how to prevent something like this happening to them.

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Hookworms and What They Look Like

A reader wrote to us about hookworms, or what are believed to hookworms, afflicting his dog. Having observed the worms, which the reader described as 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch long with rounded (or perhaps “hooked” is the better term) ends, he asked what hookworms look like. We’ll address this specific question, but we’ll also say a few remarks about hookworms in general, just in case some of our readers are not familiar with this common parasitic worm found in dogs (and other mammals, including humans, for that matter).

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Worms in the Human Body

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 2 billion people around the world are infected with parasitic worms. The condition causes severe illness in roughly 300 million people each year.

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Parasitic Worms

Parasitic worms belong to one of four groups including Cestoda, Nematoda, Protozoa, or Trematoda. Some parasitic worms are microscopic while others can be identified fairly easily with one quick look.

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Types of Parasitic Worms in Dogs

Hookworms, tapeworms, roundworm, whipworm, and heartworm are the most common types of parasitic worms in dogs. Hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms live in the dog’s intestines and heartworm lives in the dog’s heart and in the blood vessels that lead from the heart to the lungs.

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Worms in Dog Stool

In addition to your dog’s food, dog worms can be found in on or buried in your dog’s fur, around his anus, around his paws (from scratching) and it is not uncommon to find them in your dog’s ears.

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Hook Worm Diagnosis and Treatment

Hook worm is a condition characterized by an infestation of parasites in the intestines of animals. Intestinal parasites that are quite common in cats and dogs, particularly kittens and puppies. They can also infect humans.

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Hook Worms

Hook worms are intestinal parasites that are quite common in cats and dogs, especially kittens and puppies. They can also infect humans. Hook worms (also written as “hookworms”) can be found throughout North America, but some types of hook worm are more likely to be found in tropical and semitropical regions. There are several types of hook worm including: A. caninum (canine hook worm), A. braziliense (canine and feline hookworm), U. stenocephala (Northern canine hook worm), and A. tubaeforme (feline hook worm).

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Killing Hookworms in the Soil

Killing hookworms in the soil is an elusive process and as of this writing no commercial applications exist to do the job. However, a few simple preventative measures will aid in inhibiting or killing existing hookworm infestations.

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Hook Worms – A Global Problem

Hook worms can be be transmitted by contaminated soil or feces. Currently it is believed that as many as one-fifth of the world’s population is infected with hook worms.