Ancylostoma, or the Canine Hookworm, is a serious internal parasite that thrives in the south. The egg of this microscopic worm passes in the stool of an infested dog, hatches on the soil, and is capable of penetrating a dog’s skin. It will then migrate in the tissues and end up in the small intestine, it is here where the hookworm attaches itself to the lining of the gut and sucks blood.
Anemia and gut irritation. The severity of blood loss depends on the degree of infestation; heavy infestations in puppies may result in death.
Made by microscopic examination of a fecal sample. A veterinarian usually administers treatment, and follow-up fecal exams should be performed regularly.