There are eleven common symptoms of worms in dogs, according to Cesar's Way magazine. These include vomiting, coughing, diarrhea, lethargy, pot belly, change in appetite, weight loss, dog scooting its butt on the ground and worms in the dog's feces.
If a dog owner suspects his pet has worms, the dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian for evaluation. PetMD recommends taking a fresh stool sample to the appointment so the vet can perform all necessary tests. There are several types of parasites that infect dogs, and the vet needs to determine which parasite the dog has to prescribe the correct treatment.Learn More
The primary options for removing worms in dogs is with a vet-prescribed de-wormer or one of the natural de-worming medicines on the market. Cloves are a common ingredient in natural remedies, but other ingredients are unlikely to be found in the average kitchen. The best home remedy for worms in dogs is preventing them from infesting dogs in the first place.Full Answer >
Tapeworm and roundworm infections in dogs can both be treated by administering an oral de-worming medication. Tapeworm infections are commonly treated with the medications Droncit and Cestex, while roundworm infections may be treated with fenbendazole or moxidectin. Treating heartworm is more difficult as it involves injecting a medication called melarsomine dihydrochloride into the dog's lower back.Full Answer >
Worms in dogs have various causes, according to WebMD. Dogs can get roundworms through feces or while pregnant or nursing, and they can contract tapeworms from swallowing fleas or licking themselves.Full Answer >
Symptoms of worms in dogs include coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of energy, a pot belly, a change in appetite, a loss of weight, a dull coat or itching. There are also cases where a pet owner can actually observe worms in the dog's coat or fecal matter. If a worm appears in the fecal matter or vomit, the owner should preserve a sample to show to a veterinarian.Full Answer >