It is very common for dogs and cats to be affected by fleas or worms in any part of their life. As a responsible pet owner, it is our duty to be aware of this problem and take appropriate measures to protect our pets from worms and fleas.
Have you ever thought about the importance of regularly and consistently using a flea and worming treatment in your dog? What are the reasons behind this? Why are vets so insistent on treating your pets regularly?
In this article, we will discuss all the above questions. If you want to learn more about keeping your pet safe and protected, then please read this article to the end.
What are worms and fleas?
Worms and fleas are types of parasites that feed on your pet. Worm and flea infestations can cause serious health problems in dogs and cats. These parasites are present everywhere. Your pet can be affected by them on his daily walks or by any other animal, so prevention is really important.
What are the signs and symptoms if pets get infected by worms and fleas?
The problems caused by flea infestation are very clear and can seriously affect the health of your pet. You may have seen the signs and symptoms of flea infestation in your life. The most common sign that appears as a result of a flea infestation is scratching and itching. In more severe cases, your pet may suffer from flea allergy dermatitis.
However, in the case of worms, the consequences depend on the type of worms and their life stage. They can affect your dogs in a number of ways, from blocking blood flow to the heart, intestinal blockage and anemia, inflammation of the arteries, and in some cases, death.
Some early signs that appear from worm infestations in cats and dogs are a swollen abdomen, poor growth, brittle and dull coat, weight loss, increased appetite, abnormal breathing, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting, blood in the stool, and fragments of worms in stool can be seen. The most common sign of tapeworm infestation is the small white fragments found in the stool that stick around the anus.