Whipworms in Dogs

Treatment

 

Treatment is generally done on an outpatient basis; your veterinarian will prescribe medication to destroy both the worms and larvae living within the dog's body.

 

Living and Management

 

A follow-up examination is advised to confirm that all eggs have been exterminated from the animal's system. This is generally accomplished by performing a fecal examination.

 

Prevention

 

Other than properly sanitizing your pet's area, the best way to prevent a whipworm infection is to avoid placing your dog in closed or crowded quarters with other animals. Talk to your vet about whether a prescription for a preventive medicine is appropriate for your dog.

 

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