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Deworming in Dog
In this article we are going to share the importance of deworming to your pet and also we are going to compare the disease occurrence percentage in Dewormed and Un-Dewormed dogs. Before we get started, we request all who are aware and have deworming to your dogs, to kindly go here: Scheduled vet visit for vaccination
And now let’s soon begin our topic about the importance of deworming.
Why should the dogs be dewormed?
Almost all puppies are born with worms transmitted from their mother. Most of the time we won’t see these worms in the stool, but they do exist. Deworming your dog/cat at it’s early age is a healthy practice.
What is Deworming? Is Deworming necessary?
Deworming is the act of removal of worm burden, which are seen in the gastrointestinal tract, muscles or any other organs of the dog’s/cat’s body. These worms are generally transmitted through oral route. If dogs/cats are left untreated, these worms grow into bigger size and lead to severe complications.
Yes, it very much necessary to get your dogs/cats dewormed. If Deworming is not done to them, you may have to see the following things happen;1. Reduction in their productivity.2. Changes in their behavior.3. Becomes dull. 4. Chance of transmission of those worms to humans, which is called Zoonotic Transmission.
Symptoms of worm burden
Here are the symptoms to identify that your pet is being suffered from the burden of worms. Potbelly, vomiting, reduced feed intake, dullness, diarrhea, anorexia, anemia, intestinal or feacal obstruction, colic or pain in the abdomen, retarded growth, enteritis, poor Hair, soft stools, weight loss.
What are the most common types of worms in puppies?
The most common types of worms among puppies include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. However, there are other common parasites such as coccidia and Giardia that can also infect your puppy. Some worms and parasites are zoonotic, which means they can also be transmitted to humans.
Look at the following details of Dewormed versus Un-Dewormed animals
How to Deworm Dog
Total Time: 2 minutes
Take Your Dog to the nearest veterinarian
It’s a best practice to get your dog dewormed. Go to your nearest veterinarian and he would suggest the best Dewarming drug. The veterinarian may prescribe you deworming drugs in the form of tablet or syrup through oral route administration.
Administer multiple doses if required
Deworming kills the adult stage of the worm. But the existing eggs may hatch and additional deworming is necessary. For this reason, your veterinarian is likely to recommend multiple doses if needed.
Go For Diagnosis
Being a pet owner, never wait for any unhealthy symptoms in your dogs. Beacuse many puppies will show no signs at all. It is important to understand that different worms and parasites require different medications. This is why you should take a stool sample to your veterinarian for the proper diagnosis. The sample should be as fresh as possible. You may keep it in the refrigerator until you can take it to your veterinarian.
Diagnosis of worm burden
- The general diagnosis comes from the symptoms of the animal.
- The confirmatory diagnosis comes to the Feacal examination.
Deworming Schedule in Dogs & Cats
|S.No||Type of Worm||Deworming schedule|
|1.||Round Worms (Ascarids & Hook-worms)||#once a month from1 week to 6 months of age,|
#once in two months from 6-12 months of age
#once in 4 months after 1 year of age
|2||Tape-worms||single dose as and when required.|
After the course of treatment, the veterinarian will ask you to bring an additional feacal sample to make sure your puppy is clear from the parasite.
I recommend that you ask your veterinarian about a deworming protocol. Mainly for your puppy. Please follow the schedule for a happier pet. I hope this article helped you and thanks for reading.