Internal worm parasites and your dog

When people think of parasites and their dog, most people focus on external parasites such as fleas and ticks.  Dogs also get internal parasites, such as tape worms, hook worms, whip worms, round worms, and heart worms.  This article will explain the facts you need to know about all the worms except heart worms, which are addressed in another article.

Worms can be treated and prevented by the many heartworm products that also contain a wormicide.  These products are given monthly and eliminate the worms before they have a chance to cause damage.  Most of these products do not treat tapeworms, so these must be treated with a separate wormer specific to them.