How Harmful are Puppy Worms
If you are a puppy owner and you have noticed that your puppy is lethargic, or that he has a very round pot belly and one of those rough coats then you should get a little bit worried. If he also has a sort of nasty diarrhea, then you should definitely worry. This is because your baby dog could be suffering from small dogs’ worms.
After all, what are these puppy worms? Of course that these are not the worms that you could easily find in the garden! These worms that can infest your little dog are some tiny parasites. They usually live in the dog’s intestines and they can make both puppies and dogs very sick. If your dog is actually a tiny puppy, a very young one, he or she could even die because of worms.
The majority of people have no idea concerning the fact that worms could even infect humans and that they can make children very ill as well. This is why puppy worms should be treated immediately. Usually, puppies get these worms for the milk of their mother if the mother has worms as well. Puppies and dogs who have given up their mother’s milk, could take these worms even from grass, dirt and other dogs’ excrement.
The main and most common types of puppy worms are:
* Tape worms
These types of worms could cause diarrhea, vomiting, pot bellies, weight loss, exhaustion, rough coats and even growth problems. As noticed, they are very harmful for any dog, especially if your pet is a tin puppy.
It is very good that, fortunately, you can prevent puppy worms quite easily in your puppy. Some regular treatments for worms’ issues could prevent you to share the pain of our dog, the many veterinarian bills and probably one of your children’s’ bills if they get affected by your puppy’s condition. This illness is just like other illnesses that dogs might have and they are usually simple to treat if taken from the beginning.
I am talking about taking this condition from the beginning because there is another type of worm that is kind of more difficult to treat. This is the heartworm, which, untreated in time, could cause very sever weight loss or even heart failure, which means the death of your sweet puppy.
In order to be able to keep puppy worms away from your baby dog or even adult dog, you should take care of them and give them the proper medication that is indicated b the veterinarian. Worming medications could be found in the form of certain syrups for the younger puppies or in the form of tablets that could be crumbled, for the older puppies. Older dogs could “benefit” from tasty chews that can be fed to them.
The most important thing to be able to prevent your puppy from getting worms is to take care of your puppy’s health throughout his or her life. The responsible owners take care of worming the puppies every two weeks when they are under three months of age. From that point on, puppies should be wormed each month until they reach the age of six months. After your dog is six months old, you cold worm it once in three months.
The situation with heartworm is a little bit more complicated. If it happens that you live in one of the areas in which there is a problem with heartworms, you should take care and give your puppy a worm tablet that is specially made for the treatment or prevention of heartworms. If not, you could even get our puppy a heartworm injection so you won’t have to give him or her pills all the time. This injection could be done once a year and you could do it once with his or her other vaccinations.
Warming your little dog is not even expensive or very difficult, but your puppy could thank you for that, since it makes a huge difference concerning the health of your puppy. Your family could thank you as well, since worms are dangerous for them too when a puppy that lives in the house has them. This is why you should remember to take early action and take care of your sweet puppy’s health.