Dog worms are not attached to the dog’s skin, but inside the dog’s body, which is invisible to our naked eyes. Only when the dog shows some related symptoms can we judge that it may be infected with the worm.
how to check if your dog has worms？
- Observe dog feces
The feces of the dog is an important indicator of the health of the dog. Dog feces are usually shaped, soft and hard. If bloodshot or live worms appear in the dog’s feces, the dog is likely to be infected with roundworms, hookworms, etc.
- Watch the dog’s mental state
When the dog’s mental state is different from before, such as emotional upset. The change in the dog’s mental state indicates that there may be worms in the dog’s body.
- No appetite
Dogs have a great desire for food. If there are worms in the dog’s body, the dog will have symptoms of loss of appetite and weight loss.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
There are worms in the dog’s body. The dog will have abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some severe dogs will vomit parasites from their mouths.
- The dog has symptoms of coughing
If it is not an infectious disease or a lung disease, it may be that the dog has worms in its body. Parasites that cause dogs to cough include roundworms, lungworms, heartworms, etc. These parasites are all in the process of migration, causing dogs to cough, and in severe cases may cause pneumonia.
- Anal itching
If you find that your dog always rubs his butt on the floor or likes to lick his butt, it is usually a tapeworm infection.
Worms in dogs are basically caused by poor diet. In terms of diet, dog owners should pay more attention to replacing freshwater sources, not eating raw food, and choosing natural dog food with a reasonable combination of meat and vegetables and containing probiotics for their dogs. No matter what kind of worms are in the dog’s body, it is best to deworm the dog regularly according to the doctor’s requirements, so as to ensure the dog’s health.