How Often Do Dogs Need To Be Dewormed?
Dog grooming services are usually not restricted to only the physical appearance of a dog or pet. There is a lot of internal factors that are involved to ensure that a dog or pet is properly groomed such as vaccinations and deworming schedules.
Like humans, dogs are also prone to a lot of stomach, intestinal and bowel infections, which may hamper their growth and behavioural stability. Timely vaccinations and deworming are administered to make sure that they are not troubled in their daily routine.
Deworming, as the term suggests, is a process of eliminating any unwanted parasites or worms from a dogs body.
Dogs are pretty curious by nature and love to explore their surroundings mainly via their keen sense of smell and taste. They often end up trying just about everything that comes their way, through their mouths. This means, unfortunately, they pick up a lot of undesirable things along the way.
Intestinal worms are quite common in canines and hence it is important to stay on top of the schedule to keep pets healthy and safe.
There are a lot of dog care methods that one can opt for however, the most common is through pills and spot-ons.
A vet may assess the dogs temperament and discomfort if the dog is suffering from a diarrhoea or coughing/vomiting, licking his tail, chewing on his tail, losing weight or is short of breath.
There are different types of worms that can attack a canines’ intestines including tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms and hookworms. That is the first place that a vet will check to see if there is a problem.
Another type of worms, known as heartworms, can cause serious health concerns or even prove to be fatal in some cases. They live in the heart, blood vessels and lungs of the dog and are carried by mosquitoes from one dogs’ blood to another.
The vet will assess the situation and prescribe either oral dosage or via injections to kill the parasites/worms inside the dogs body. These shots are poisonous to pests, but quite safe for dogs.
As part of a dog health care routine, it is imperative to give proper deworming dosage as prescribed by the vet.
Since worms are quite common in puppies, the dosage for first-timers usually begins as early as 2 to 3 weeks old. Deworming can be carried out at regular intervals if the dog begins to show signs of discomfort.
There are many products available in the market that prove to be beneficial to deworm dogs, however, it is still best to consult with a veterinarian to understand the right dosage and frequency.
The best way to control worms in your dog is to protect your dog from fleas and mosquitoes that are the most common reason for worms in pets. Keeping ones’ home and garden clean is the first step to helping a pet lead a healthy life.
You have to make sure that dogs are tested for worms annually or depending on their level of discomfort. This schedule can extend for at least 3 to 4 times a year for puppies, as they are most prone to diseases and worms.
Deworming is absolutely essential for a healthy dog and Petsfolio ensures that every pet is properly vaccinated and dewormed to ensure other canines’ and care-givers health as well.