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How often you should worm your dog

Worming is an important part of keeping your dog in good health

Charlotte Regen

Posted 2 months ago

Taking care of your dog is not as simple as just feeding and walking them. 

There are tonnes of other things to consider such as vaccinations, fleaing as well as worming. 

If you didn’t know, dogs can get worms. 

Roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms are the most common types of worms your dog can contract. Other types of worms they can get include hookworms, heartworms and whipworms.

Advice on the MyFamilyVets website says symptoms of worms you should look out for in your dog are: 

●  Weight loss

●  Change of appetite

●  Itchy bottom

●  Weakness

●  Dull, dry coat

●  Vomiting

●  Diarrhoea

●  Enlarged abdomen

●  Constipation

●  Coughing

●  Persistent bleeding from cuts

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It’s worth noting that it’s not uncommon for dogs with worms to not show any signs or symptoms. 

Even the most healthy-looking dog or puppy could have worms without you even knowing. 

Worms in dogs can cause a long list of symptoms which is why they can be hard to identify.

According to MyFamilyVets, the risk of complications from worms is high, which is why a regular worming routine is vital for your dog. You should always go to your vet when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. 

You should worm your pet every few months to keep them in good health.

Puppies are particularly at risk of getting worms as their immune systems are not mature and there could have been infection in the womb.

Although dog worming treatments are very effective, they are only a short-term solution, so it’s important to get into a regular routine as a lot of treatments will kill worms your dog has already picked up. 

They will not, however, prevent infection.

If you have any questions about your pets' worming treatment and routine then consult your vet.

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