Issue 18: March 10
Dear Dr. Schelling,

My husband and I have had our new addition to our family, Kingsley, for about 4 months now. He is a happy pup but I’ve heard that puppies can become infected with worms fairly easily. Kingsley seems to be healthy but I still worry about my little guy. Are there any signs I should look out for?

- Megan

Dear Megan,

Worms, or intestinal parasites, can affect all puppies and dogs. Intestinal parasitism is one of the most common conditions in clinical veterinary practice and is frequently identified in all dogs.

This article, DOG PARASITES, contains more information on the type of parasites that are commonly found in puppies and dogs as well as the clinical signs of infection and proper methods of treatment.

-Dr. Schelling
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