Intestinal Worms

Is your pet showing the below signs? Diarrhea, perhaps with blood Weight loss Dry hair General poor appearance Vomiting, perhaps with worms in the vomit, then let us have a look at your pet. They may have intestinal worms that are detrimental to their health and potentially you and your family. Dogs (and cats) are victims of several intestinal parasites frequently referred to as worms. The most common are the roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and tapeworms. Of these four only two are commonly seen in the stool with the unaided eye: roundworms and tapeworms. Round worms can be transferred from a pregnant mother to her foetuses or by milk when she is lactating. Worming the mother will help her but not the babies and thus it is important to have the babies de-wormed after two weeks of age. Whip worms are the trickiest worms. These are the tiniest worms and difficult to trace. If you see your pet losing weight drastically or their poop has something that looks like mucus, it’s time to visit your vet for immediate treatment. Hook worms are more common in dogs than in cats. These worms stick on the intestinal walls and suck your pet's blood. These are real vampires in your pet's life. If you see your dog has poor stamina, bloody diarrhea, anemia, or progressive weakness, you must take your pet to the vet. Tape worms are transmitted through the consumption of fleas, or of wildlife or rodents infected by fleas. Tape worms can be between four to six inches and has segments. These tapeworms can be seen coming out with the dog’s poop full length or in segments that look like rice. These segments can be seen sticking around the anal part of your pet. As these cannot be treated by a generic wormer and needs careful attention and prescription, one must not waste time at all and get the treatment started immediately.

Treating, Preventing and controlling intestinal worms

Intestinal worms infections can be easily prevented with a once in a month spot-
on treatment or a monthly oral chew.

If you discover your pet has a worm infection, it is critical you not only treat your
pet but also your family.

Always practice good personal hygiene when handling your pet practically when
cleaning up after them.