Will eating earthworms hurt my dog?

Will eating earthworms hurt my dog?

The eggs of the roundworm (Toxocara larvae) can be left behind in soil by other dogs or wildlife and then ingested by the earthworms. Then once the earthworms are eaten by your dog, he runs the risk of getting the common parasite. Puppies are quite susceptible to getting roundworms, especially from their mothers.

What will happen if my dog eats a worm?

Bacteria from eating a worm could cause your dog to develop an upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea. This may last a few hours to a day. The main problem comes from worms that have eaten roundworm eggs. If your dog has become infected with roundworms, he will need to see the vet for treatment.

Can a dog get sick from worms?

Worms can obstruct the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which can cause vomiting and/or diarrhea. If your dog vomited worms, there is a possibility that there is a heavy intestinal worm infestation. It’s highly recommended that you take your dog to your vet at the soonest possible time for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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