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    Diagnosing and treating dog worms. Dogs find each others’ faeces intensely fascinating. Which is why worms are such a concern for dog owners. More >

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Eurgh – worms!

Diagnosing and treating dog worms.

Dogs find each other’s faeces intensely fascinating. Which is why worms are such a concern for dog owners. Roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms are all easily ingested – causing various symptoms and diseases. However, a healthy dog may not exhibit any symptoms for quite some time, so make it top of the checklist when you take your dog for his regular visit to the vet’s.

Helping to prevent dog worm infection.

You can’t always monitor what your dog licks or eats. But it’ll help to remove any faeces that you find around your home – while obviously also picking up after your own dog. Remember, dog worms can easily infect people too, especially children.

In the meantime, get your dog to the vet if he shows any of these symptoms of worms:

  • a hot, dry nose
  • tired, listless behaviour
  • poor appetite
  • weak, watery eyes
  • pale lips and gums
  • foul breath
  • a hacking cough
  • a red, pimply or irritated skin condition
  • a constantly shedding, dry coat
  • and, of course, an itchy bottom that he drags along the carpet. Nice.




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