What is whip worm and what causes it?
The simple answer is that whip worms are contracted by your pet ingesting the fecal matter of other pets that have been infected and passed the worm eggs. Usually this occurs when they are digging in the dirt because the eggs can remain viable in the soil for years after the stool dissolves.
There is much more that you need to know, and your veterinarian will be your solid ally as you battle this persistent condition. Your pet will need to be checked for parasites often because these worms are hard to get rid of, and they suck blood through the intestinal wall.
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