Friday, May 29, 2009

Dog Worm Infestation - Natural Treatment for Internal Parasites in Dogs

Dog Worm Infestation and Natural Treatment for Internal Parasites in Dogs

Dogs are always at high risk to the infestation of worms of all types. As a responsible dog owner, I tend to take immense car of my dog's health and I am sure you do that too! Most people I have seen are not aware of the fact that heavy infestation of internal parasite can do harm to any extent... even Congestive heart failure in worst case, leading to death. It is doubtlessly important for all dog owners to identify the symptoms of the worm infestation and take every preventive measures. There are actually five kind of worms that can attack dogs. They are roundworms (Toxocara canis,Toxascaris leonina), hookworms (Ancylostoma caninium), whipworms (Trichuris vulpis), tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum) and heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). Except the heart worm, all the other four kind of parasites (hook worn, round worm, tape worm and whip worm) are found in the intestine. As the name suggests, the heart worm lives within the heart and the blood vessels. Remember some worms are of the type zoonotic, which means they are easily transmitted to human beings and do the same kind of harm. How will you know that your dog has been infested with worms? All you need is to be a bit more responsible and should have a good eye. Dogs show different signs when they are infested with internal parasites.

Symptoms of Worm infestation in dogs

There are certain common symptoms that are shown by dogs when they are infested with worms. If your dog shows one or more of these signs, it is highly advisable to visit your vet.

  • Pot-bellied look
  • Dull or scruffy coat (rough condition)
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Dry Coughing with or without Vomiting
  • Restlessness
  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Sluggishness with lack of activeness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloody stools
  • High blood pressure
I repeat... if you notice one or more of these symptoms see your vet at once. There are many ways you can prevent your dog being afflicted to internal parasite. The treatment of dog worms depends mainly on the type of parasite the dog has been attacked with. As soon as you can suspect that your dog has infested with worms get his stool tested and give a call to your vet. There are some proved natural treatments too for the dog worms, which many experienced dog owners have been using instead of administering chemical medicines like albandazole. Continual administer of artificial drug brings in severe harm to your dog by making it resistant to the specific drug and affecting the the liver adversely, thereby wekening the immune system of your dog. Natural methods of treating the dog worm are helpful because they are really effective with very little or almost no side effects. Make your dogs life a complete package of healthy diet, proper natural remedies, fresh water and effective play. Check out some tips for natural remedies.

Garlic: With its great lot of medicinal properties, garlic has immense capability to keep your dog protected from many diseases. Moderate use of garlic can reduces the level of cholesterol and CANINE BLOOD PRESSURE, there by reduces the chance of cardiac ailments. Feeding your dog garlic with food helps expulsion of internal parasite in dogs. In tropical countries, dogs should be give garlic only during winter and comparative cool time of the year.

Fennel: Fresh fennel seeds has immense benefit! It helps in worm expulsion. It is extremely beneficial for baby dogs or a dogs with colic. You can give your dog a cup of fennel tea every day after meal to ensure proper digestion. For pregnant bitches fennel tea has immense benefit, as it enhances milk production.

Wormwood: I am sure most dog owner are not aware of this fact! Wormwood is very much beneficial to dogs - especially the dogs with poor digestive system. With its calmative properties, wormwood can be given to stimulate your dog's gastric juice and bile. By feeding wormwood to your dog, you can treat dog worm effectively.

Pumpkin Seeds: Giving pumpkin seed is a natural remedy for tapeworm infestation. Grind some fresh seeds of pumpkin and make a paste. Feed it to your dog every morning in empty stomach. This will be of good effect if your dog is infested with tape worms.

Raw Turmeric and Salt: This is again a good and effective natural remedy for intestinal parasites in dogs. Grind 5 to 6 medium pieces of raw turmeric and quarter TSP of salt to make a paste. Feed it every morning in empty stomach.

Clove: Clove is highly anti-parasite. Give your dog a clove each day after meal. This will definitely act as a good de-wormer. Do not give clove continuously for a long time. Every alternative week for a couple of months will be enough for a large dog.

Remember that the dose of the above naturally treatment will depend on a few factors. While treating dog worm naturally you must take into consideration the breed of your dog (toy, small, medium, large or giant), age your dog, body weight and most importantly the degree of infestation. Remember, if your dog is heavily infested with internal parasite the naturally treatment can hardly do magic! Prevention is better than cure. Continue treating giving your dog the above items periodically, so that he remains safe and lead a happy and healthy life. I won't ask you you to stop giving him the deworming tablets, but you can increase the gap between the shots, so that you dog doesn't become resistant to medicines easily.

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2 comments:

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jessica g February 8, 2017 at 10:29 PM  

The reason garlic works the best on worms is due to the presence of an amino acid derived compound called alliin. As soon as the garlic is crushed, chopped, or minced, the compound alliin joins with alliinase to form another compound called allicin, which is the reason for its flavor, aroma, and healing properties.

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