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Hookworms and Roundworms: The Other Invisible Threats

Hookworms and roundworms can be dangerous—and potentially invisible—threats to your dog. They can live in a dog’s intestines and cause a number of complications. With HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel), you can treat and control hookworms and roundworms in your dog.

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Where Can Your Dog Get Hookworms and Roundworms?

The threats are everywhere, if you know where to look. Hookworm larvae can be transmitted through the skin or by ingesting larvae in contaminated soil or grass at places like the dog park. Roundworm larvae can be transmitted through a mother’s milk or by ingesting infective eggs from the soil in your backyard.1

HEARTGARD Plus Is Effective Against Hookworms and Roundworms

HEARTGARD Plus treats and controls three species of hookworms and two species of roundworms. Hookworms and roundworms pose a serious threat to dogs. Left untreated, they can cause blood loss, weight loss, and diarrhea. While uncommon, in more severe cases, they can even cause death. That’s a chance you don’t want to take. Treat and control these threats with HEARTGARD Plus.

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What Are The Most Common Intestinal Parasites in Dogs?

Intestinal parasites are usually ingested by dogs and affect a dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Among the most common types are roundworms and hookworms.2,3 Their eggs and larvae are found in the soil, on plants, in puddles, and even infected animals. By simply having skin contact with hookworm larvae, or ingesting hookworm larvae or roundworm eggs, your dog is at risk of infection.

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Roundworms Are a Common Threat to Puppies

Roundworms infect over 90% of puppies.4 It’s very common for mothers to pass roundworms to their puppies prior to birth or rarely when the puppies are nursing. And just like adult dogs, puppies can ingest roundworm eggs and larvae from the environment or infected animals.5 But you can keep your puppy protected starting at just 6 weeks of age with HEARTGARD Plus.

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But it’s not just intestinal parasites. HEARTGARD Plus also protects your dog against heartworm disease.

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Get Prevention From Your Vet

HEARTGARD Plus is #1 vet-recommended for a reason.6 Once you have a negative heartworm disease test and prescription from your vet, you can purchase HEARTGARD Plus in clinic or through their online store.
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Fleas and ticks are threats to your dog, too. Pair up HEARTGARD Plus with powerful flea and tick protection.