There are six types of worms in dogs, they are: roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, heartworms and ringworms. The symptoms of each type of worm vary, as does the way in which dogs can be infected. Treating worms promptly reduces health risks to your dog, as well as the risk of the worms spreading.
While each parasite affects dogs differently, there are some general warning symptoms that dog owners should be aware of. Worms may cause:
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Poor coat appearance
- Pot-bellied appearance
- Deficiencies in nutrition and anemia
- Intestinal blockage or pneumonia
- Blood in stool (either bright red or darker purple.)
Preventative treatments, flea control, and clean-up of dog waste can help you avoid serious problems. Worms can be fatal so if you suspect your dog has worms call us on 0999 885 1219 / 035 528 5015 or message us on Facebook.
Remember, all profits from Waggin Tails Vet Clinic go directly to the Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary to help them with the financial burden of saving strays in Dumaguete.