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  1. Arti says:

    You may need to collect a stool sample, which will be examined microscopically for evidence of worms. While you may suspect your dog is sick, you may still wonder, “How do you know if your dog has worms? ” In most cases, the answers will have to be determined by your vet. Coughing, diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy are the general signs the dog has worms. Other symptoms depend on the type of worm. For example, if your dog has a tapeworm, clear identifiers can be rapid weight loss or what appears to be grains of rice in their stool. While there are no foolproof methods for worm prevention, if you maintain regular hygiene, vet appointments, flea and tick controls and other protective measures, they will go a long way in keeping your dog safe from worms. Take annual tests for heartworms and ask your vet for their recommendations for preventative medications. In the case of heartworms, blood work is usually necessary.

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