Dogs are indeed a human’s best friend if treated right. They don’t care how less time you have for them; they love you regardless of your carelessness. They are the physical appearance of the word ‘loyalty.’ Keeping a dog in your house helps to reduce stress levels and decrease the risk of asthma in children. Dogs are playful and loving beings, and they are always full of energy when they are around their favourite humans. While owning any kind of pet requires care and attention, keeping a dog demands a little extra effort.
Along with taking care of its hygiene, training, and other necessary stuff, it is important to take care of its health too. As your fluff ball cannot speak to you directly to tell you if it is in pain, you should be able to notice unusual signs in its behaviour.
A common problem found among dogs is worm infestation.
The worms that we are talking about here are known as internal parasites. They can infect your dog’s heart, lungs, intestines, and other areas of its body if left untreated. In some conditions, there are no visible signs until it gets severe, and your dog’s health gets affected. But most of the time, signs are evident, and this can be treated with dewormer.
Signs of Worm Infestation:
Symptoms of parasitic infection include dullness, diarrhoea, and vomiting. If this gets worse, it can result in several health issues and painful death, so it is the best option to visit a veterinarian.
A vet will physically examine your dog and may also take a sample of its stool to test whether it has worms, and if it has, then what kind of worms are they. Sometimes there are no signs of worm infestation; therefore, vets suggest to add a faecal test in your dog’s routine checkup. However, some common signs may include:
- Worms or eggs in your dog’s poop. This sign is most common, but it is not visible at all times.
- Worms appearing in your dog’s fur or around dog’s rear can be another evidence of worm infestation.
- Continuous scratching or rubbing of the rear. Itchiness may have other causes, but it always better to get your dog tested.
- If there are worms in your dog’s vomits.
- If your dog’s belly is bloated, it can be a sign of parasitic infection. Puppies who get worms from their mothers can show this sign.
- Lethargy, increased hunger, and weight log can also be a sign.
Many effective treatments can cure worm infestation. Your vet will examine your dog and suggest you the most suitable treatment. But some worm infestations are so common that they can be treated with chewable flavoured tablets.
Iverhart Max: These tablets help to treat common worm infestations. The tables have three active ingredients: ivermectin, to prevent heartworm, pyrantel pamoate, to treat roundworms, hookworms, and other common types of worms.
Selamectin: helps to treat heartworms, hookworms, and roundworms.
Milbemycin oxime: it prevents hookworms, heartworms, roundworms, and some whipworms.
If your dog’s health is sensitive, the vet suggests to give him a monthly dose of tablets.
No matter if you treat your dog as a family or not, but it will treat you as its only family and will give you unconditional love.
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