Intestinal parasites do not discriminate and can affect all breeds of dogs. Some intestinal parasites are giardia, tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms, and coccidia. Since it is common for your dog to become infected, it's important that your dog is examined by your veterinarian regularly. Your veterinarian can do fecal exams on dog poop with parasites and treat it before it becomes life-threatening. Early detection is essential, as some intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans. You may not notice a change in your dog's behavior until the parasite infestation has become severe. Hookworms puncture blood vessels to live off of your pet's blood. Giardia is an organism that lives in the small intestine. Giardia can easily be transmitted back and forth between dogs and humans. Coccidia causes intestinal tract infections in dogs.
If your pet is showing any of these dog parasite symptoms signs or are noticing dog poop with parasites, see your vet immediately:
* Diarrhea with mucus
* Dark, tarry stools
* Poor growth in puppies
* Swollen abdomen
* Vomiting worms
* Weight loss
What Causes Parasites In Dogs?
The cause of parasites in dogs varies depending on the type of parasite. Hookworm can be transmitted during nursing or by eating infected larvae. Roundworm can be passed from the mother in utero, or through contact with feces containing parasites. Your pet can contract giardia from drinking dirty water, and coccidia from swallowing contaminated soil.
Treatment Of Intestinal Parasites
After the feces has been examined by a veterinarian, the dog parasite treatment will depend on the type of parasite and its severity. You should remove all feces from your yard immediately to prevent contamination. Wash all bedding and blankets that your pet has come in contact with.
Most parasites are treated with oral anti-parasitic medications or injections. If your dog is severely dehydrated due to a parasite infection they may require IV support. Your veterinarian may also prescribe a medication to prevent diarrhea. There are natural options for dog parasite treatment. Ground pumpkin seeds naturally contain a deworming compound cucurbitacin. This amino acid can expel parasites from your dog's intestine. Cloves help boost white blood cell count helping your dog's immune system. They contain antibacterial properties that can eliminate many types of parasites. Papayas contain a powerful enzyme papain that can help your dog rid itself of parasites.
You can always use a natural supplement like our Parasite Free Formula to ride your dog of the parasites. Prana Pets CBD Oil contains anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that fight inflammation. It can heal damage caused to the intestinal tract by a parasite infestation. CBD is excellent at aiding the liver in processing toxins. You can mix CBD with your dog's food. Another powerful herb to help eliminate most parasites is wormwood. Before giving your pet wormwood for parasites, you should consult with a veterinarian. Overuse of the herb can harm your dog's liver, kidneys, and nervous system.
Regular examinations will help keep your dog healthy and parasite free. Whatever method of treatment you chose, always follow your veterinarian's plan and don't miss any follow-up appointments.