Worms: The street vendors

Worms: The street vendors

Deworming your dog: why and when?

Worms: not the most pleasant subject. And yet it is important to keep an eye on these parasites, especially if you are a dog owner. Dogs can be greatly affected by worms. This makes deworming your dog an absolute necessity!

 

Why deworm my dog?

Worms are nasty parasites that can cause chronic gastrointestinal problems. This is why it is important to deworm your dog regularly. This contributes to your dog’s health. Puppies that are not dewormed may get ill and suffer from growth retardation. In addition, some worms can infect both humans and dogs.

 

How do I know whether my dog has worms?

A mature dog will usually not show any signs of worms. You may be able to find pieces of the worms in its faeces or vomit. Pups may suffer from diarrhoea and respiratory problems. Their stomachs may get inflated even though the rest of their body remains skinny. If your dog is suffering from tapeworm, you can find segments of these worms in the faeces; they look like grains of rice. Not sure whether your dog is suffering worm infection? Consult your vet.