Symptoms of Worms in Dogs

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Did you know that most puppies are born with dog worms inherited from their mother’s uterus? There is no scientific evidence yet, but worms in pets spring from individual eggs and transform into life.

Dogs can also get the infestation while drinking contaminated milk, rolling on the soil, getting tick bites, or consuming infected animals’ faeces or vomit––so beware of your activities with your furry friend.

Understanding types of worms 

The worm species, such as tapeworms and roundworms, were most likely to attack your pets. Roundworms live in small intestines but are sometimes coiled in masses to obstruct the intestinal passage, then wander into the stomach to the bowels. Tapeworms, on the other hand, appear in the breeding season.

When dogs turn into adults, they attract roundworms from three to seven inches long. While in puppies, it’s about half of that length, which is as thick as an ordinary white string.

During the infestation

It is easy to understand that when a dog inside the kennel is infected with worms, it will produce dog faeces with millions of worm eggs. These contaminated faeces can be scattered over the floors, dog beds, and feeding and drinking pans. Sometimes fleas can transmit the eggs by getting to the dog’s coat. When the dog licks its fur off, it can swallow the eggs, which enter the dog’s digestive tract. After hatching, the eggs will fully develop in 10 days. 

Understanding types of worms 

The worm species, such as tapeworms and roundworms, were most likely to attack your pets. Roundworms live in small intestines but are sometimes coiled in masses to obstruct the intestinal passage, then wander into the stomach to the bowels. Tapeworms, on the other hand, appear in the breeding season.

When dogs turn into adults, they attract roundworms from three to seven inches long. While in puppies, it’s about half of that length, which is as thick as an ordina

Symptoms of dog worms

Fully developed worms can give various symptoms, including hot & dry noses, weak & watery eyes, and pale lips & gums. Your canine can also experience foul breath, hacking cough, and red, scurfy, pimply or irritated skin that comes with a harsh, dry, staring coat, which requires constant shedding.

Some wormy dogs have no appetite and will only eat dirt and rubbish. Some days, they are ravenously hungry, and the next day, they will not eat.

Their sleep is disturbed by dreams and intestinal rumbling. Their urine is high coloured. Their irregular bowel movements and weird stomach conditions are causing watery mucus that’s frequently vomited. Because of this, their mouth is hot, sticky and full of ropy saliva.

Worms in puppies 

Puppies that are full of worms tend to bloat quickly and become pot-bellied. After feeding, their stomachs distend disproportionately to the amount of food consumed. Their bodies are subject to scaly eruptions as their bowels to colicky pains.

In this case, pups don’t grow as fast as healthy puppies. Instead, they curl up and only sleep the entire day. As the situation worsens, the pups become thinner, weaker and lifeless, leading to death if not treated immediately.

Infested puppies are also liable to the paralysis of their rear limbs. But when removing worms, they regain control and recover from the affected parts.

Treat the infestation while it’s not too late!

When you notice that your dog is unhappy, chances are your canine’s unhealthy, which could lead to a miserable furry life. Don’t wait for that time. Instead, put your dog in a dog travel crate and bring it to the veterinarian. 

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