Last updated on October 6th, 2017 at 11:25 am
Worms are not only annoying but sometimes even dangerous. For the parasites can cause their host considerable physical damage and even go over to humans – this is a risk especially for the elderly and children since these belong to the endangered groups.
Even if you do not see it, the curious sniffing nose of your dog can almost everywhere hit the parasites and pick them up. To prevent the worms wishing to proliferate in the intestine of your dog, you should have them examined regularly and at least twice a year by the veterinarian.
For the correct application and success, we have listed the most important information step by step for you.
You need that
- the worm cure for your dog (Attention: You get the cure from a veterinarian and should not fall back on any preparations for sale because if your dog is infected, an examination is necessary to diagnose the worm type nothing at all.)
- a portion of wet or dry food, or a piece of meat sausage or the like
- possibly a single syringe (without a cannula)
How to proceed
First, you should give your dog the feeling that everything is normal. Do not talk to him or comfort him, because he will immediately notice that something is wrong and may be on his guard.
- Tablet form
- Put the tablet into a piece of meat sausage or cheese, or wrap it in a slice of salami and feed the bite to your dog.
- Alternatively, you can crumble the tablet and mix it with the regular dry or wet food of your dog. It is only important that your dog takes the medication completely because the dosage is adjusted to its weight.
2. As a paste
- Brush a favorite treat like cheese or meat sausage with the paste and give it to your dog to eat.
- Alternatively, they can also mix the paste under its dry or wet food, while also ensuring that it is consuming the portion.
- If your dog refuses to feed, you can spread the paste on the lips to lick it.
- To be sure, you can also fill the paste into a single syringe and dribble your dog into the posterior pharyngeal area. In this case, it is probably necessary to dilute the preparation before use.
If your dog refuses to take medicine, despite all its efforts, it is possible to administer it as an injection. Please contact your veterinarian and do not do it yourself.
- To protect your dog reliably against worms, you must regularly undergo a worm treatment because preventive protection is not possible.
- Have your veterinarian examined at regular intervals by a veterinarian, as there are rarely clear and conspicuous signs of worm infestation. If your dog is very hungry and consumes a lot of food without increasing, this could indicate parasitic infestations.
- Only with an extremely high number of worms can it happen that a specimen is excreted and visible in the feces. The eggs and larvae are not visible to the human eye.