Worms and fleas
http://EDKC.com Guide to worms and fleas in your dog.
Today’s blog is a guide to 5 areas.
You may see your dog scratching, this is the first sign you may notice.
- What are Worms?
- How do you get rid of worms in my dog?
- What are Fleas
- How do I get rid of fleas in my dog?
Don’t panic if you find worms & fleas in your dog and can be treated.
Always speak to your vet regarding fleas and worms in your dog, they may suggest alternative treatments but the below can be purchased online or at Pets at home.
1. What are Dog worms?
These are what worms look like –
|Roundworm Egg||Whipworm Egg||Hookworm Eggs||Tapeworm Egg Packet|
There are four common types of intestinal worms in dogs: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. The symptoms of each type of worm vary, as does the way in which dogs can be infected.
2. How do I get rid of worms in my dog –
Give your dog regular worm treatments – ask your vet for the best treatment and method to deworm your pet. Treat pets for roundworms from a young age and, when they’re adults, also treat them for tapeworms. Different worms may need different treatments – ask your vet which treatment is safe and suitable for your pet.
3. What are Fleas?
What a Flea looks like below –
The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is a species of flea that lives as an ectoparasite on a wide variety of mammals, particularly the domestic dog and cat.
Dog fleas are the most common parasite your canine friend can come into contact with. They measure about 1-2mm and can live for 7-14 days, dividing their time between living on your dog and laying eggs. Female fleas lay up to 40 eggs every day which are white, oval-shaped and about half a millimetre long. They hatch into tiny larvae that burrow into carpets, upholstery and often your dog’s bedding, which then develop into pupae.
These will lie quietly for many months – you won’t even know they’re there – until they sense warmth and vibration. They then emerge as adult fleas and jump onto a passing ‘host’ – “your dog” – before starting the cycle all over again! For every single flea living on your dog, there could be 99 more growing in your home, no matter how clean it is.
Dog fleas can potentially transmit diseases and are the most common cause of dog skin problems. Bites are itchy for all dogs, and can lead to some developing allergies, such as FAD (flea allergic dermatitis). Late summer is peak season for fleas thanks to high humidity and warm temperatures, but cosy central heating in winter means you’ll need to de-flea all year round.
Did you know they can jump up to 20cm!
3. How do I get rid of fleas in my dog?
How to treat your dog for fleas – Always speak to your vet regarding your dog having fleas, they will be able to suggest the best treatments available.
Wormers and flea treatments can be purchased online, strong treatments will only be available from your vet or via a prescription from your vet.
Remember to treat your home as well, carpets, sofas, rugs.
Don’t waste money on cheap treatments; they simply won’t work and you will be wasting your money, ask your vet they are the experts.
Avoid Bob Martin treatments – do look into the reasons why and always speak to your vet.
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We at http://EDKC.com hope the above blog has been of interest to you.
Written by Sam McAlpin