WHERE THEY LIVE IN THE HOST
Adult worms live in the large intestine and the cecum (a blind pouch at the junction of the small and large intestine) where they burrow into the tissue and feed on blood.
HOW THEY SPREAD
Infected animals pass worm eggs in their feces. The eggs contaminate the environment where they can be ingested. The eggs are durable and can remain infectious for years.
How to Protect Your Pets
LOOK FOR SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
- Diarrhea (bloody diarrhea)
- Weight Loss
- Anemia (pale gums, weakness)
You may see any combination of the signs above. However, whipworms are hard to detect and many times there are no signs!
TALK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN
If you see any of the signs or symptoms above, talk to your veterinarian about MilbeGuard®. It’s important to schedule yearly visits with your veterinarian so they can perform blood and fecal tests.