Hookworms of dogs and cats

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1987 Nov;17(6):1341-54. doi: 10.1016/s0195-5616(87)50005-5.


Hookworms are probably the most faithful intestinal parasites of dogs and cats. Infecting all ages, they are life-threatening to the very young and potentially so to the fully mature hookworm-resistant host. Discussed in this article are the diagnosis of hookworm infection, the life cycle of hookworms, the cutaneous and intestinal manifestations of hookworm infection and disease, and the treatment and prevention of infection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ancylostomatoidea
  • Ancylostomiasis / veterinary
  • Animals
  • Cat Diseases / parasitology*
  • Cats
  • Dog Diseases / parasitology*
  • Dogs
  • Hookworm Infections / veterinary*
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / veterinary*