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Welcome to Worms in Dogs Help
There are five main types of worms in dogs; tapeworms, heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Each has both common and unique symptoms. Often times, symptoms of worms in dogs will not appear until the infestation is quite serious. Once symptoms are present, it is very important to seek proper treatment because dog worms can cause serious complications such as anemia, anorexia and even seizures and death.
Treatment for worms in dogs is usually very effective, but does require a few times to completely clear the worms and the worm larvae from your dog’s system. Not only that, but re-infestations are very common when it comes to dog worms, because they can live in soil around the yard for up to 7 years. It is important to keep your home clean while dealing with dog worms, as well as keep the yard free from any feces during treatment. Usually worm eggs will remain in your dog’s system for a few months while in treatment, so cleaning up after your infected dog will help to prevent re-infestations and infecting other animals in the home.
Some worms in dogs are contagious to humans. It is important to be able to tell the difference between different worm infections and how to protect your dog, your children, as well as yourself. Be informed about worms in dogs today.
We cover symptoms and treatment options for all five different types of worms in dogs. We discuss how your dog may have contracted a specific worm infection, as well as provide a list of common and uncommon symptoms for each. From minor worm cases such as tapeworms, to severe infections such as heartworms, we are your #1 resource for all things to do with dog worms. We also provide readers with information regarding treatment options for each worm infestation, and how you can help to prevent worms in your dog.
Although dog worms can affect any breed of any age, the most vulnerable to worms is puppies. Puppy worms are very common, about 90%-98% of puppies are actually born with worms in their system. Puppies are very vulnerable and can very easily die if they are not dewormed and treated as soon as possible. Worms in dogs should never be ignored, as they will not go away on their own. Even though your dog may not show symptoms for a few months, it is important to keep up on veterinarian exams and vaccinations, as well as protect your dog from possible worm infections.