Hookworms are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog that get their name from the hook-like mouthparts they use to anchor themselves to the lining of the intestinal wall. A large number of hookworms can cause inflammation in the dog's intestine as well as a life-threatening decrease in the number of red bloods cells, which is called anemia.
Once the hookworm larvae get into a dog, they may develop into adult worms while living in the intestines. They may also migrate through the tissues to the dog's lungs where they are coughed up and swallowed, and then finally develop into adults in the intestines.
Ancylostoma caninum, the common dog hookworm, occasionally develops into an adult to cause eosinophilic enteritis in people, but their invasive larvae can cause an itchy rash called cutaneous larva migrans. Moxidectin is available in the United States as (imidacloprid + Causes: Ancylostoma duodenale (old world .
Jun 15, 2016 · In adult dogs, the hookworms anchor to the lining of the small intestine and secrete an anticoagulant, which stops blood clotting. This means not only does the dog lose blood when the hookworm feeds and sucks blood, but after the hookworm detaches there is continued blood loss from the site of attachment.100%(8).