HOW ARE HOOKWORMS TREATED?
Typically, a deworming medication is prescribed to combat hookworms, and in many cases, that’s enough to cure the infestation. This treatment is safe and relatively inexpensive. Sometimes supplements will be prescribed to replace iron and other nutrients lost. In rare cases, hospitalization may be required, depending on how anemic the animal is. Always consult your vet for proper diagnosis and treatment. There is no inoculation against hookworms, so cleanliness and vigilance are your primary weapons as far as prevention is concerned.