What are intestinal parasites?
They are intestinal parasites that affect dogs, cats and exotic animals. They are usually found in the animal’s intestine, where they feed and reproduce, causing various disorders. An untreated parasitic infection can be quite harmful to the animal´s health.
Index of intestinal parasites
|Name of the parasite
|Giardia duodenalis [+]||Dog/Cat||Giardiasis [+]|
|Toxocara canis [+]||Dog||Visceral Larva Migrans (VLM) [+]|
|Toxocara cati [+]||Cat||VLM [+]|
|Ancylostoma caninum [+]||Dog||Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) [+]|
|Ancylostoma tubaeforme [+]||Cat||CLM [+]|
|Uncinaria stenocephala||Dog/Cat||CLM [+]|
|Strongyloides stercoralis [+]||Dog||Strongyloidiasis [+]|
|Echinococcus granulosus [+]||Dog||Hydatidose or hydatid cyst [+]|
|Dipylidium caninum [+]||Dog/Cat||Dipylidiosis|
|Ténia spp [+]||Dog/Cat||Cysticercosis / Cenurose|
What problems can they cause?
They are tape-like worms and can reach 10 meters in length.
When the digested food passes through the intestine, the tapeworms take advantage of this by absorbing the nutrients through a suction cup.
They can reach 2 centimeters in length, but its average size is about 2.5 millimeters.
In babies, It is possible to detect the worms if you notice that your dog’s belly is swollen or by checking your pet’s feces.