Roundworms is a general term that includes several different types of intestinal worms.  These worms may be visible in the stool or they may be vomited up (this is more common in puppies and kittens).  Roundworms look like pieces of spaghetti. 



First Aid

1.    Take the animal to a veterinarian along with a sample of the stool.  If you see worms in the vomit or stool, make sure the sample includes the worm. 

 2.    Have your pet's stool checked for worms at their yearly physical examination or sooner if you suspect an infestation. 

It is very important to treat roundworm infections, as they may be transmitted to humans.  Any pet who has been treated for worms should have a follow-up fecal examination to ensure success of the treatment.