Whipworms infest the large intestine, causing severe levels of irritation.
Dogs become infected via the ingestion of whipworm eggs. These eggs can stay alive in the environment for years.
They can be found in soil, ground water, and feces.
Signs & Dangers:
For both puppies and adults, whipworms can cause bloody diarrhea, signs of dehydration, lethargy, pale gums, and/or weight loss. Eggs may be seen in a Beagle's feces.
Bagel, photo courtesy of Alan