Internal Parasites in Cats and Dogs


Internal parasites  or endoparasites, principally inhabit the intestines, although there are also some types of worms that live in the lungs, harts and blood cells.

Most internal parasites are worms and single-celled organisms that can exist in the intestines of dogs or cats. The most common worms are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Common single-cell parasites are Coccidia and Giardia.

Internal parasites can seriously affect the health of a dog and in same cases even kill it. In addition to harming the health of your pet, some internal parasites can also infect humans. Download free brochure to find more info.


This information has been prepared as a service by the American Veterinary Medical Association.


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