I Think I Saw Heartworms in My Dog’s Poop. What Now?

Is it possible to find heartworms in dog feces?

Is it possible to find heartworms in dog feces?

Finding worms in your dog’s poop is an unsettling experience. While you may suspect heartworms, you may be surprised to learn that heartworms do not live in the gastrointestinal tract and are therefore not visible in dog feces. Other worms such as hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms may be present in dog feces. This article provides an overview of heartworm disease, as well as ways to identify the different types of worms found in our pets’ waste.

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