Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some severe damage. One common type is hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are critical.
Worms are something that dogs can obtain easily. We’ll help you get rid of them though!
You’ve probably seen at least one cringe-worthy video of an unbelievably long tapeworm being pulled out of an animal or even a human. Yes, tapeworms are disgusting, but unfortunately, they’re also easily transmitted to our pets. How do you know if your dog has them? And are tapeworms a serious health threat? We answer all of your questions about symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…
Most dogs will contract one or more types of intestinal worms in their lifetime. Deworming medications help break down and kill worms to eliminate them from your dog’s body. However, worms in dogs are so common that veterinarians recommend giving your dog a regular dewormer to help prevent worm infestations. We’ll help you decide which dewormers are best for your pup and how to spot the signs if your dog gets worms.