Roundworms, also known as ascarids or nematodes, are common parasites that live inside your dog’s intestines. They feed on partly digestedfood. Mostdogsget them at one time or another. Roundworms are more common in puppies. Dogs get two main roundworm species:Toxocara canisandToxascaris leonina.Toxocara canisis worse, and people can get it, too. They’re usually white or light brown and can be up to a few inches long. (They look like spaghetti.)
Features of Worm Medicine For Dogs
Depending what kind of worms your dog has, you may or may not see worms in their stool in the days following a worming treatment. Most worming products treat roundworms, hookworms and whipworms by paralyzing and killing the parasites; tapeworms are killed and broken up into smaller segments. Some intestinal worms, like hookworms and whipworms, are so small that you won’t see any worms in your dog’s stool at all.
You may be surprised to still see live worms in your dog’s feces after worming them, but this is normal. While this can be an unpleasant image, it’s actually a good thing — it means the worms are no longer living inside your dog! Additionally, you may see dead worms in your dog’s stool for a few days following treatment, or your dog may have diarrhea as they digest the dead worms. Most of the time, regardless of what you see in their stool, recently wormed dogs behave like normal.
Uses/benefits of Worm Medicine For Dogs
Advantage Multi is easy to use: Just apply it every 30 days to your dog’s skin at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades. The liquid medication is absorbed and dries within hours. Unlike with some of the other topical preventives, you do not need to wear gloves to apply Advantage Multi. If you get the product on your hands, simply wash them with soap and water. For the first 30 minutes after application, keep dogs from licking the application site, either on themselves or other treated dogs in the house. Children should not touch the application site for two hours after application.
Somedogsdon’t show symptoms, but many do. Here’s what to look for:
- Belly pain
- Dull coat
- Weight loss
Steps To Prevent Dog Worms
Fortunately, various preventive measures can be taken to help ensure your human, canine, and other assorted family members remain at a lower risk for contracting and spreading dog worms. Some preventive measures to reduce the risk of worms in dogs include:
- Initial treatments given to all puppies at 3 weeks of age
- Treating nursing females alongside their litter, in case worms in dogs were not detected in a previous fecal examination
- Monthly dog worms preventive medication, given year round as prescribed by your veterinarian
- Fecal examinations performed between 2-4 times per year depending on lifestyle habits like hunting, and geographic location
- Prompt detection and intervention in the form of a dewormer for dogs
- Clean up backyard feces periodically, at least 2-3 times per week
- In public parks, playgrounds and dog parks, immediately dispose of feces with sanitary gloves and sealable bags
- Stressing sanitary and hygienic conditions in the home, including limiting internal exposure to contaminated soil, fecal matter and/or host animals
- Stressing hygiene in public, and especially with children, by limiting or avoiding exposure to potentially contaminated objects, locations, animals or people
Prices of Worm Medicine For Dogs
$10.89 – $25.98