Dog Health Topics
Hookworms attach to a dog's intestinal lining with their hook-like teeth, leaving bleeding internal wounds. As few as 100 hookworms can cause a puppy to die from blood loss. Hookworm larvae live in soil, and can be swallowed by dogs or penetrate through a dog's skin. Hookworms are the most common of intestinal parasites.
Signs of worm disease include vomiting, diarrhea, bloated belly, bloody or mucus-laden stool and loss of appetite. If your dog has any of these symptoms, call your veterinarian immediately. Be sure to bring a stool sample for the veterinarian to examine.
Both INTERCEPTOR® (milbemycin oxime) Flavor Tabs® and SENTINEL® (milbemycin oxime/lufenuron) Flavor Tabs® are indicated for the control of adult hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum).
As with other heartworm preventives, dogs must be tested for heartworm prior to using SENTINEL Flavor Tabs or INTERCEPTOR Flavor Tabs. In a small percentage of dogs treated with SENTINEL Flavor Tabs, digestive, neurologic, and skin side effects may occur. In a small percentage of dogs treated with INTERCEPTOR Flavor Tabs, digestive and neurologic side effects may occur. Click HERE for full product information for INTERCEPTOR Flavor Tabs. Click HERE for full product information for SENTINEL Flavor Tabs.
SENTINEL® (milbemycin oxime/lufenuron) Flavor Tabs®