Intestinal Worms in Dog

Dogs like to have fun, for which they don't doubt on running, jumping and playing with other dogs on the park. But while they are doing a social life, they are exposed to catch something that has nothing to do with fun. Worms are transmitted easily between dogs and, sometimes, from dogs to people. Dogs can also catch them from fleas or by walking through areas with many worms, as are public parks. Almost every puppy is born with worms or they contract them little after and most of the adult dogs have them in some time of their life. Worms result unpleasant. But they usually only cause diarrhea. However, worms that you can't see at simple sight, like the trichuris and anchilostomas, can cause diarrhea, loss of weight, weakness, anemia and nourishment deficiencies. They can also damage the immunity system. Any kind of worm can make a dog sick. In pet shops there exists medicines that are only for fighting certain kind of norms and aren't sufficiently effective to finish with all the infections. Consult with your veterinary for an adequate treatment. Here are some advices about what you can do to calm the symptoms and prevent a new infection.

Examine the Problems: Observe your dogs excrements about every two days. Although some worms are not visible, but the most usual, the tapeworms, can manifest in the excrements as small white grains of rice. You can also find them on the skin and hair around the anus.

It is easier and healthier to treat them before they get establish. Like most of the problematic worms. You can only see them with the microscope. It's prudent to take a sample of the dog's feces to the veterinary once a year.

Keep Your Gardens Clean: Worms's eggs like the anchilostomas, nematodes and trichuris are expelled through the feces. They can contaminate and dirty the garden. When there is cold the eggs sleep. Then they incubate and come cut with the coming of the heat. It is not rare for a dog to contract worms with the simple act of walking through a park or for lying on the floor. They can also infect themselves while licking its paws, if this lodge microscopic worm eggs.

End With Fleas: Further more than causing itching, they are carriers of tape worms, for which is easy for dogs to get infected when swallowing them when licking themselves. Eliminating the fleas you will also be eliminating the tape worms.

Clean Him after the Visits: No matter how clean you are with your dog, other owner is less caring. After having other animals visiting your home, give a look around your garden to see if they have left excrements in the lawn. Clean them avoiding thus of a possible infections of worms.

Avoid the Hunting: Many dogs possess a special instinct for hunting, but unfortunately the rabbits and rodents they catch are usually carriers of tape worms, from which they could get infected. If you live in the country, when going for a walk put him a leash to reduce the risk of infections. Take him to the veterinary several times a year to be examined for probable worms in his digestive apparatus.

Calm His Stomach: Medicines against worms act quickly, for which you will have immediate results. However, some dogs with worms suffer from vomits and diarrheas. A remedy to calm his stomach and to harden the excrements is to give him the medicine called kaopectate. This medicine is very effective, but the symptoms persist for more than 24 hours since taking it, go to the veterinarian. Give him a small spoonful for each 4-5 kilograms of body weight.

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