Hookworms, Roundworms and Whipworms are transmitted to dogs via infected feces. Hookworms are dangerous because they prey on the blood of your dog and can cause severe anemia. Your doggys gums become pale, he or she becomes weak and black stools are observed.
Roundworms can adversely affect the digestive system and the lungs. The most common symptoms of a roundworm infection are diarrhea and vomiting. Whipworms, like Hookworms are blood suckers as well. They feed on the intestinal falls and cause severe anemia in your pet. Hemorrhage too occurs.
All these worms can be treated with the help of certain medicines, like Milbemycin Oxime, Fenbendazole, Moxidectin, Ivermectin, Lufeneron etc. Unfortunately, no vaccine has been developed for prevention against the raid of these worms. Proper hygiene, routine fecal examinations and keeping your dogs in a clean environment is the only preventive measure you can take against these worms.