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Does Heartguard KILL hookworm in dogs How long before ...

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Does Heartguard KILL hookworm in dogs? How long before our home is safe?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago.
I would not rely on monthly medication to completely eliminate hook or round worms.
If you read the packaging you will see it says 'helps control' not 'eliminates' or so it stated last time I read it.
Hookworm larva can be found in contaminated soil from where your dog or other infected animals have defecated.
They have about a 3 week life cycle which means a monthly med won't get rid of them all.
You can see their life cycle here
and in dogs here
Hope this helps you!
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