Stomach Worm Infection (Physalopterosis) in Dogs

Physalopterosis is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract, caused by the parasitic organism Physaloptera spp. Typically, only a few worms are present; in fact, single worm infections are common.

This infection can occur in any dog of any age, sex and breed. 

The infection can be asymptomatic (meaning there is no visible symptom) or the infection may be apparent by the presence of gastric symptoms. 

Vomiting – either acute or chronic – is the most common symptom of Physalopterosis condition. Moreover, worms may be present in the vomit content or stool of the affected dog.

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