Wormers For Dogs: Tips For Parasite Control
The infestation of dogs with worms can never be completely avoided. The use of suitable worming agents for dogs is therefore part of the routine care of the four-legged friend for most dog owners.
Below we will explain how such medication works and what else you need to know about worming your dog.
Worms are very bothersome for your dog
There are different types of worms that can affect your dog. Most of them are intestinal parasites, but some species settle down in other organs, such as the lungs.
Dogs are most frequently infected with the following worms:
- Dog tapeworms
- Cucumber seed tapeworms
- Fox tapeworms
An infection of your dog with worms can hardly be avoided. It is usually transmitted through contact with the faeces of another animal. If the parasites manage to establish themselves in your dog's body, they cause a number of unpleasant symptoms.
These include in particular digestive problems such as diarrhoea, which, if left untreated, can lead to dangerous nutrient deficiencies, especially in weakened animals. Apart from that, worms are very contagious and can easily be spread by your four-legged friend. Some species of worms can even infect humans, which is no doubt another argument in favour of worming affected dogs in a timely manner.
Regular worming is often recommended for dogs
The symptoms triggered by a worm infestation can vary in severity depending on the dog and in many cases appear quite late. This means that your four-legged friend may spread the parasites further unnoticed and thus infect other dogs with them.
For this reason, it can make perfect sense to not only worm dogs if they are clearly suffering from a worm infestation, but instead to use worming agents as a prophylactic.
In fact, many vets recommend prophylactic worming around every three months to protect your four-legged friends and their surroundings as well as possible. However, opinions are divided in this regard. While supporters of prophylactic worming highlight the benefits of this approach, critics keep pointing out the risks that it may involve.
How worming agents work
The active ingredients contained in wormers usually cause the worms in the dog's body to die and the dead parasites can then be excreted with the faeces. In this way, it is usually only a matter of time before the worm infestation has been completely eliminated.
Can wormers harm dogs?
Even if worming agents are now better tolerated, many of the preparations still put a certain strain on the dog's organism. Side effects are therefore quite possible, even if they do not necessarily occur in every four-legged friend.
In addition, the repeated administration of a worming agent can lead to resistance to the active ingredients it contains, so that the effectiveness of the medication decreases significantly.
Worming dogs only when necessary as an alternative
In view of the possible side effects that can be associated with the regular use of a wormer for dogs, many owners refrain from the prophylactic treatment of their four-legged friend.
However, this does not mean that wormers can only be used if the parasite infestation is clearly noticeable in the affected animals. As an alternative to giving worming treatment without any suspicion, it is also possible to have faecal samples examined by the vet on a regular basis.
In this way, an existing worm infestation can be detected at an early stage, so that worming can be carried out in good time long before visible symptoms appear. Since dogs infected by the parasites do not excrete worms with their faeces every time, it is important for the success of this procedure that you collect faecal samples from several days and have them examined.
This approach will incur additional costs due to the required examinations. However, it is much gentler on your dog than the regular administration of a worming agent even when it may not be needed. This is of course a great advantage, especially for animals that are already weakened due to their age, illness or an allergy.
Natural deworming with Bellfor Vermal
We recommend that owners use Bellfor Vermal as a natural alternative when worming their dog. The preparation consists of carefully selected ingredients, such as pumpkin seeds, carrots and wormwood.
Thanks to its special composition, Bellfor Vermal reliably creates an intestinal environment that is hostile to worms, so that your dog will soon overcome the infestation with worms.
Despite its excellent effectiveness, our natural dewormer is well tolerated by dogs. Resistance does not develop even with repeated administration. Bellfor Vermal is therefore not only suitable for treating an existing worm infestation, but is also an excellent choice for prophylactic worming.
Conclusion on the subject of wormers for dogs
As you can see, worms pose a serious risk that you should by no means take lightly. There are various wormers for dogs that can be used to treat an acute parasite infestation or as a prophylactic.
If you decide to regularly worm your dog as a preventive measure, however, you should also keep the possible risks and side effects of worming in mind. After all, the aim is to improve your dog's health with the worming agent and not harm it unintentionally.
It is therefore best to use Bellfor Vermal as a well-digested alternative for worming your dog.