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HOOKWORMS IN DOGS

**ALL CATS SHOULD BE TESTED**

Like most intestinal parasites, hookworms are contracted through contaminated stool and soil, as well as being passed from mother to nursing kittens.  Hookworms are a small parasite the fastens to the wall of the intestine and suck blood, they can quickly cause anemia.  Hookworms may cause your cat to feel weak, vomit, have bloody diarrhea, and weight loss.

Hookworms are diagnosed by testing the stool and treating with a prescription dewormer.  If you are currently treating your cat for hookworms be sure to clean up stool and lean out the litter box immediately and always wash your hands since hookworms can be transmitted to people as well!

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