Dog Worms – What to Do

by Brigitte Smith on November 10, 2010

Worm Treatment for Dog Worms

 

Worm Treatment for Dog WormsIf you have a dog, the odds of him/her having an infestation of dog worms sufficient to require a worm treatment, at any given time is, believe it or not, extremely high.  Dog worms are in fact, a major problem for our canine pets.  The most commonly found worms in dogs are Roundworms, Tapeworms, Hookworms and Whipworms.  Cats, too, suffer from high levels of worm infestations.

In many cases, you won’t even know about it.  Just because you don’t see any dog worms, or because your dog does not exhibit any syptoms or behaviors suggestive of the presence of dog worms, does not necessarily mean your dog is in the clear.

And just because you are not aware that your dog may have worms does not mean that your dog is not being affected by these parasites.  Any dog worm infestation is affecting your dog’s long term health.  There is no question about this.

Left untreated, your dog can develop many and varied health problems as a result of intestinal worms, not least of which is a weakened immune system, which in turn can lead to a multitude of illnesses and disease.  Dog worms can also cause premature ageing and even death.

Worm Treatment Options for Dog Worms

Dog worms should always be taken seriously, and should be treated immediately there is a suspicion that your dog has worms.  One thing your vet has told you is absolutely correct – you should use a worm treatment and preventation agent.  Worm treatments should be given regularly.

One thing your vet may not have told you, though, is that chemical worm treatments are not the only option you have open to you for treating dog worms.  Natural worm treatment options are available, and do work well.

So why should you bother with a natural worm treatment when your vet recommends a chemical pesticide for worms, and probably tells you it’s safe?

Well, let’s just think about this for a moment … how could ingesting a pesticide not have potentially serious health issues for your dog?  Health authorities recommend that we rinse our fruits and vegetables before eating them so as to wash off any residual pesticides in order to protect our health. And those residues would be minute compared to actually swallowing a tablet laced with sufficient pesticide to kill off parasites within your dog’s body.  So imagine what potential damage these chemicals can do to your dog’s health.

Eliminating Dog Worms With a Natural Worm Treatment

A natural worm treatment, on the other hand, can effectively eliminate dog worms without the harsh side effects of the chemical worm preparations.  Dog Worms - Worm Treatment

Wouldn’t you like to avoid the risk of your dog developing liver damage, kidney failure, cancer, seizures, skin disorders, and many other serious health problems that can arise from the use of the chemical worm treatments?

Well, the good news is that dog worms can be kept under control, treated, and prevented by a herbal combination of Gentian Root, Neem Leaf, Cloves and Papaya Leaf.  These herbs are fatal to dog worms, whilst not affecting your dog’s health otherwise.

And what’s even better, is that they keep the worms away more effectively than those toxic pesticides.  Most people are not aware that worms can return only a matter of days after being killed off by chemical worm treatments.  Don’t believe me?  Ask your vet!

Click here for more information on a natural worm treatment for eliminating dog worms (and cat worms, as well), and keeping them away!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jan June 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

I’ve learned that the presence of worm eggs and larvae in the environment is one of the main reasons canine intestinal worm infections are so widespread. Some intestinal worms/ eggs survive for months or years in the environment under extreme conditions. The best way to reduce worm burden is to control canine intestinal worms in our own dogs, so they don’t shed worm eggs and larvae in their feces and contribute to the spread of infection.

2 Herbert June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

The disease is not spread directly from dog to dog, rather transmission of heartworm requires an intermediate host: the mosquito. Spread of the disease therefore coincides with the mosquito season. So it’s important to get prepared for the summer season. Adult heartworms in an infected dog produce offspring, called microfilariae, which circulate in the animal’s blood. When a mosquito “bites that infected animal, it sucks out blood containing the microfilariae. After two weeks in the mosquito, infective larvae.

3 Mark June 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I think it is important for pet owners to administer monthly heartworm preventives, such as Heartguard Plus, Iverhart Max, Iverhart Plus, Interceptor or Revolution. These products also help prevent certain intestinal parasites, including roundworms and hookworms. Some of them also help prevent whipworms and tapeworms, as well. If you don’t at least do that, you are simply being an irresponsible pet owner. They deserve better care from us than that. Some can’t afford such care.

4 Tammy June 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

Till a very recent period, dog worms were regarded as of a natural source, caused by the influence of heat upon rotting vegetable matter, also it was and still is readily asserted that young puppies are born with dog worms inherited from the mom in certain unexplainable manner whilst still in womb. This has been conclusively proven an error and in the minds of all scientists there is no question about dog worms springing from individual eggs.

5 James June 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

So if you have a dog that is in the house all the time except for maybe 5 minutes to go to the bathroom can they be wormy as well? What causes the worms in the case that this is a true statement? I always thought it was the feces that they were around that would give them worms. This is disturbing to say the least.

6 Edward June 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

Although it can be a pretty gross thing to think about much less look at your pet having worms isn’t to uncommon. Most of the time puppies are born with them and if they aren’t born with them they get them soon after birth. I have a friend who has two of the cutest, most lovable toy dogs, and she has no problem inspecting her dog’s fecal matter. Is this a place where you can find worms?

7 Leanne June 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I think it is important that you are aware that your puppy or your dog can carry different types of worms and it is necessary for you to treat your dog for infestation. Besides self educating yourself through informative web blogs like this one, it is also just as important to check out any facts stated with your vet if you are in anyway concerned as he/she is the expert. We owe it to our pets.

8 Scott June 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

Like quite a few other worms that impact pet dogs such as roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms, hookworms are caused by soil infested with worms. The puppy may perhaps eat the worm eggs that can wind up hatching in their intestines as larvae. The larvae then make their technique to the lungs as well as the bloodstream of the puppy. I learned this after my friend’s dog started dragging his butt across the rug. It wasn’t worms.

9 Phillip June 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I had know idea that your dog could get so many different types of worms. My dog is a inside dog, is he still at risk for getting worms? Where do they come from? I am not trying to play stupid or anything but I am serious where do they come from, the food, what? To me an inside dog shouldn’t have these problems.

10 Daniel June 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

How often should you have your dog checked for worms? I had no idea that it was so common for them to get worms. Does this happen that much with an inside dog? What is the main reason they get them? Worms to me are very scary and I don’t want my dog to be miserable with them. If they itch all the time is that an allergy or is it worms?

11 Dorothy June 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Is that picture of that jar an ointment or a pill that they take? I want to make sure that my dog doesn’t get worms so he takes a heart worm pill every month that is supposed to stop other worms and fleas as well. Can a flea bite cause worms, or a mosquito? Is it true that a human can get worms like a dog as well?

12 Brigitte Smith June 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Hi Dorothy, What a lot of questions! It’s a jar of capsules. Mosquito bites can cause heartworms. Humans can get some types of worms.

13 Brigitte Smith June 8, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Hi Daniel, and Phillip, and James, The question you should be asking is how you can prevent worms in the first place, rather than checking for worms after the fact. Inside dogs don’t have as many opportunities to pick up worms, but they can still get them. If your dog it itching, I have no idea why that would be. It certainly could be an allergy of various types (this is very common in dogs, especially those fed on commercial dog food), or it could be some types of worms, or it could be fleas, or any number of things. If you’re unsure or worried, please see your vet.

14 Brigitte Smith June 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Hi Edward, Often you can see some types of worms in your dog’s faeces, yes.

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