How To Treat Tapeworms
The drug used to kill tapeworms is praziquantel. It can be given orally or as an injectable medicine. Once the medicine is administered, what it does is cause the tapeworms to detach from the intestinal wall and be digested, then pass out in your dog’s feces. As a result, the dead tapeworms are too small to be seen by the naked eye.
Though not common, the possible side effects of praziquantel are vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and lethargy.
How To Treat Roundworms
There are different kinds of medicines currently used to treat roundworms. These are fenbendazole, pyrantel, piperazine, moxidectin, and milbemycin.
Any of the medicines mentioned will only target the adult roundworms and this is why it will be administered again after 2 weeks to kill the larvae that have matured.
How To Treat Hookworms
Pyrantel pamoate is the drug being used to address the problem of hookworms. Aside from this deworming medicine, some dogs with advanced symptoms of hookworm infestation are given iron supplements and are shifted to a high-protein diet to combat anemia.
However, if anemia is already very severe, fluid therapy and blood transfusions may be done because anemia can be life-threatening.
Why Is It Important To Treat White Worms In Dogs?
These white worms or intestinal parasites are zoonotic, meaning they can be passed on to you and your family members.
Roundworms, for example, are dangerous especially if you have kids at home who play in contaminated areas such as your dog’s sleeping area. If contracted, the lungs, eyes, and the heart could be affected.
Contaminated soil can also be a mode of transmission of canine hookworms to humans. This disease is called cutaneous larva migrans. Walking barefoot in your garden or a doggie park where its soil is contaminated by fecal matter, the hookworm larvae can possibly enter via your feet. You’d feel an intense skin itching, and will have red lesions on the affected parts.