Worms - live off the dogs
Worms, including the Roundworm are the common name for Canine parasites which exist
internally and externally. As internal parasites
they live off the puppy or dog robbing them of vital nutrients
needed to stay healthy. Left untreated, intestinal parasites will
stunt the growth and weaken young puppies.
Worms - invade the environment and infect other dogs
Worm eggs, or larvae, are shed into the environment via feces and
can infect other dogs or humans.
The Spread of Parasitic Worms, including the Roundworm, can be
from one animal to another and from animals to humans. The biggest risk
to our children who often do not pay care and attention to basic
sanitary and cleansing requirements.
and Prevention of Worms,
The risk of transmission and the spread of worms, including
Roundworm, can be minimised
Exercising sensible sanitary measures
excrement is removed from pet areas
Ensuring that hands are washed and
clean after contact with the dog or puppy
Ensure that all produce grown
in the garden is washed thoroughly
Ensure your dog is free of
worms at regular intervals
Preventing or reducing the occurrence of dog and puppy worms by
taking de-worming measures prevents the shedding of parasite eggs by your
dog or puppy. These eggs contaminate the environment, and, as they
can lay dormant for some considerable time, can later re-infect
your dog or puppy.
Problems - Symptoms of Roundworms
The symptoms of Roundworms are as follows:
Bloated abdomen in puppys