intestinal worms in dogs

Intestinal Worms in Dogs – What Are They and How to Get Rid of Them

Intestinal worms in dogs – how to prevent and eradicate them

There are several different kinds of worms that your dog could be affected by. Most can be taken care of by a broad spectrum worming treatment, but some need treating separately. Below we will discuss the most common intestinal worms in dogs and how to handle them. Please note that heart-worms are a completely different canine disorder are are not to be confused with the more common worms. Heart-worms are fatal to dogs and must be treated by a veterinarian.

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Although intestinal worms in dogs are common enough, left untreated they can cause serious health problems and even death. Also some species of canine worms can be passed on to humans, so be aware of that and wash your hands frequently if you suspect you dog may be infected with worms.

If you think your dog may have worms and are unsure how to treat them, take your dog to the vet together with a stool sample that your vet can examine. He or she can then advise of which medication or treatment you will need.

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There are many intestinal and non-intestinal worms that can infect dogs, including heartworms. Preventative care is key but we also describe the common signs of worms in dogs and ways to treat the problem in case your dog

So how do worms get passed on to humans? Believe it or not they can actually pass through the skin. So which ones should we worry about? This article explains…

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These are intestinal parasites routinely found in dogs and cats, particularly kittens and puppies. The worms’ eggs or larvae are passed from pets through stool. You can pick them up through your skin from walking barefoot or playing outside.

The following video tells how to check if your dogs has worms and gives tips on de-worming.

Dog Health Care : Checking for Worms & Deworming Your Dog

Learn how to check for worms in your dog and how to de-worm your dog or puppy in this free video. Expert: Sarah Tingle Contact: www.extracareanimalhospital.net Bio: Sarah Tingle is a resident exotic animal health technician specializing in dog health …

Finally some tips on preventing worms:

Keep your dog’s area as clean as possible. Wash blankets and bedding frequently
Watch what your dogs eats. Some foods promote worms, such as raw meat.
Keep your dog flea ree by using a recommended flea treatment.
Make sure you yard is free from rats and mice

This should prevent many infestations of intestinal worms in dogs, however make sure your dog is treated regularly for worms and other canine diseases.

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