Worms in domestic animals and their treatment
Pets are susceptible to various diseases that can cause parasites and other environmental factors. For many owners, the problem of the appearance of worms in a pet is familiar. It doesn’t matter if he goes out or is home. These parasites can be located in any organ of the animal and adversely affect its general condition and organs separately. Let’s try to figure out how to recognize worms in a pet and help get rid of them, and even better, how to prevent infection.
Worms can be affected by any pet, so you should know the symptoms of parasites in order to start treatment on time. Consider some pets individually:
Worms in cats: symptoms, treatment and preventive measures
The appearance of worms in the body of cats can not be noticed immediately, since the symptomatology depends on the number and types of parasites. But more attentive owners will be able to determine this ailment by a number of characteristic signs:
decreased appetite, which is pursued by poor weight gain, and in kittens lag in development, weight and height;
the coat is tousled;
discharge appears on the eyes;
some cats may develop a cough;
after an act of defecation, it is possible to detect blood clots or mucus;
disruption of the digestive tract (diarrhea, vomiting);
Lambing ahead of time;
upon examination by a veterinarian, the detection of anemia, enlarged liver, yellowness of the mucous membranes.
You can diagnose the presence of worms using a coprological study of animal feces. With this analysis, you can detect parasite eggs. It should be borne in mind that the first study can give a negative result, so you should repeat it at least 3-4 times a month (if symptoms occur).
Modern medicine offers many medicines for the treatment of worms of cats and cats. They are universal, therefore, they can be used at any stage of the development of the parasite. Drugs should be given on an empty stomach, in the morning, at the dosage indicated in the instructions or prescribed by the doctor. For an effective result, the course of treatment is two times, with a break of two weeks. When running, it takes more time.
In order to prevent worms, several recommendations should be observed:
Do not feed the cat with raw foods (meat, fish), they should be boiled well;
to prevent deworming every 3 months;
to keep clean the animal, its sleeping place and toilet;
since fleas are carriers of worm eggs, flea preparations should be used.
Worms in dogs: symptoms, treatment and preventive measures
Both adult dogs and puppies can be infected with worms. If deworming is sufficient for the former, then thorough examination and treatment is required for puppies, otherwise this will lead to negative consequences. Therefore, it is necessary to detect parasites in time and destroy them. It can be extremely difficult to do this, since the ailment can disguise itself as other diseases that are similar in symptoms. To do this, you should seek the help of specialists in a timely manner. And more attentive owners themselves will be able to recognize the presence of worms in their pet by the following signs:
change in external parameters: hair loss and disheveled hair, the appearance of dandruff, dermatosis, eczema;
changes in the behavior of the animal: lethargy, inactivity, aggression;
decreased appetite, weight loss, eating inedible items, leading to digestive disorders;
the presence in the feces of animal mucus, blood, eggs, larvae or the worms themselves;
itching in the anus (the pet rolls on the floor on the back of the body);
the appearance of rickets (large abdomen, bulging ribs);
the appearance of hiccups after eating.
Do not engage in self-medication. It is necessary to consult with a veterinarian who will prescribe the necessary examination, according to the results of which he will prescribe a drug. To date, pharmacies offer a wide range of drugs to combat parasites. Well, do not forget about prevention. At least once every three months the dog needs to be dewormed, according to the prescribed dosage. After treatment, it is worth vaccinating the pet, which will consolidate the result.
Worms in poultry: symptoms, treatment and preventive measures
Parasites can infect the intestines and domestic feathered inhabitants. True, it is much more difficult to recognize them than in dogs and cats. In feces, they are not visible, therefore, the presence of worms can be recognized by certain symptoms:
indifference to everything that happens;
lack of appetite;
constant tendency to sleep.
If you notice one or more symptoms, you should contact a specialist who will examine your feathered friend and prescribe an effective treatment.
Be attentive to your pets, and you will be able to notice the presence of parasites in him in time and begin timely treatment. Do not forget to visit a veterinarian and vaccinate animals.