Worms are parasites that can slowly infect your pup, wearing them down slowly and causing health problems later on.
That’s why it’s important to make sure you keep you fur ball as worm-free as possible! But to do that, first, you have to understand how worms work. The risks of contracting different worms vary depending on location. For example, a pup who stays on a farm or near sheep may contract hydatid tapeworm, a very dangerous intestinal worm, and pass it onto their family. And yes, some worms can infect humans – hookworms and roundworms are some of them.
Do some research about the worms commonly found in your area to find out more! How about heartworm, then? This is spread by mosquitos and as such, can reach any pup. That’s why regular worming is so important! It’s also vital to have regular veterinary checkups so that you can catch the signs of parasite infection early on and prevent serious health issues. You can try using a chew such as Interceptor monthly, which prevents and controls heartworm and intestinal worms. Check out some other options you can try out here.
Talk to your vet about options for preventing parasites from infecting your pups, and while you’re at it, read up more on the subject of preventative health care here. It’s important to be aware of the possible health problems a pup may face so that you can be prepared for them and ensure your pup has a healthy, happy life. Don’t forget to like and share this so that other pup Mommies and Daddies can ensure their fur balls’ health, too!
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