Understand Ugly Dog Worms

Worms in Dogs is Common

Don’t Freak Out – What You Need to Know about Dog Worms

Our dogs can get worms from many different places. Food sources is one of the most common and devouring other animal feces is another potential culprit. Flea infestations and mosquitoes can also bring on a bout of worms in dogs. These intestinal inhabitants are usually one of the following kinds: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms or whip worms. Heartworms live in  the lungs and heart and ringworms are not really a worm but technically a fungus on the skin. Yuck! Kind of makes your skin crawl.

We all know our dogs lick their paws, their private parts and many other places. They are bound to get something sooner or later. We also have to remember that dogs’ saliva has healing properties and is able to withstand an onslaught of foreign substances. So even if they lick themselves and then go to lick you they are not that dangerous to contaminating our spotless and bacteria free environment that we think we live in!

Whether it’s from food or drinking water that dogs and worms mingle together, it is unavoidable. Somewhere down the road of discovery your dog will meet with the ugly worm! So since they are going meet without even introducing  themselves to each other, you need to understand the different ugly dog worms and where they will decide to launch or hibernate in your dog. You need to know…

what to do if your dog does get dog worms. First you need to be able to recognize the signs of a dog with worms! Usually the symptoms of worms in dogs will be any of the following:

  • coughing fits in a dog and they could be vomiting
  • puppies that have potbellies is generally a dog with worms. Adult dogs with potbellies usually means something else like possibly Cushing’s disease or some gastrointestinal issue, bloat or an adrenal problem.
  • dogs that become lethargic could have a worm infestation happening. It takes most of their energy away.
  • worms can be passed in the stool. Worms in dog stool looks like grains of rice that are flat and white.
  • a mucous covered stool is usually pointing to whipworm infection
  • if your dog has a massive appetite it could have dog worms. Also the opposite, a loss of hunger could be indicative of dog worms.
  • diarrhea or scooting about the floor or yard can mean your dog has worms

Most worms in dogs except for heartworms, can be eliminated from the intestines. Heartworms require special treatment from a vet as they are deadly. Ringworm is on the skin surface and ususally is treated topically as this is a fungal infection.  The following treatments can be applied to your dog with worms, however, it is best to check with your holistic vet for the best treatment as some of the older types are extremely hard on your dog:

  • Wormout
  • Panacur C
  • Drontal Plus
  • WormX Plus
  • Drontal plus
  • Worm Prevention
  • A Natural Alternative
  • Dog Worm Treatment
  • Heartworm Treatment

Some natural remedies include raw garlic, cucumber juice, oil of oregano, pumkin seed tea or dried seeds, fennel, wormwood, and cloves. Some of the herbal worming products need to be given over an extended period of time and can be potentially toxic because of this. Black Walnut and wormwood fall into this category and garlic can as well. Download the Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

Each type of dog worm requires a different protocol. All dog worm treatments are best followed up with a health building regime for their immune system and intestinal flora. In my e-book, ” The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs” I talk about many ways of building up your dog’s immune system and keeping them healthy to possibly prevent them from contracting dog worms. The more compromised a dog’s system is, the more likely they will get sick.

In Chapter 2 on holistic dog care I offer many solutions to very common conditions our dogs potentially suffer from. We all don’t want our companion dogs to become ill or have to suffer if they contract a disease. The more natural ways we know about helping them the better off they will be and so will we, with less worries and less vet bills. After all, our best friends depend on us to look after them and provide them with the best care we can. In return, the love they give us far outweighs anything we can ever do for them!

Have you ever had a terrible ugly worm experience? Share your insights with any dog worms you encountered!




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