If you have a pet, you probably share with it your living room, your furniture and even your bedroom, right? In this case, you really need to stop sleeping with your pet as this can be very dangerous.
It is true that pets such as cats or dogs, monopolize a large part of your life and tend to accompany you and be near you all the time. You love it so much that you sometimes forget that they are animals and you allow them to acquire bad habits.
But know that your companions, despite the fact that they are also affectionate and cute, develop parasites or worms in their bodies. When they are young, this proliferation of parasites can put their lives at risk because they contaminate the bloodstream and attack the vital organs such as the liver, spleen, heart, etc. They spread these parasites through their feces or via contaminated environment, and their development is favored during periods of heat and calving.
What are the signs that your pet is suffering from a proliferation of parasites?
- Lack of appetite
- Significant weight loss
- Irregular stools, alternating between diarrhea and constipation
- Blood in the stool
- Animal rubs the back on the ground to relieve itching
- Presence of tiny white bodies around the anus
How to conduct deworming?
The experts constantly alarm about these parasites that can be transmitted to humans and that thecontamination can be fatal. Indeed, when they enter the human body, they can cause more or less benign disorders ranging from appendicitis or intestinal obstruction, contamination of muscle and brain tissue. In this case, they can cause eye disorders, neurological problems and even death of the infected person.
The most important would be to prevent the risk of infection by conducting deworming, 2 to 3 times per year minimum.
Deworming is done by two methods prescribed by veterinarian. The first is to kill the parasites using a vermicide, while the second is to get them out with a dewormer. If you have several pets, they must be dewormed together at the same time so they do not contaminate each other.
Depending on the type of drug used, the treatment can be performed once and last 4 to 5 days. It is also advisable to do so during the period of heat and 15 days before farrowing to protect small unborn.
It is important to know that this process weakens the animal and momentarily disrupts its antibodies. You must therefore protect it from infections and avoid vaccinating the pet during the treatment.
In addition, for the health of your pet it is important to have the necessary accessories (leash, collar, bowl, etc) all cleaned and disinfected, since it is crucial to prevent the proliferation of parasites. Do not hesitate to seek advice from your veterinarian, who will also provide you the schedule of vaccines that need to be done on time and renewed every year to immunize your pet and prevent it from falling ill.