Roundworms in Puppies and Dogs

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Identification

Recognise the signs of roundworm infestation, including vomiting, diarrhoea, bloated abdomen, lethargy, and visible worms in feces.

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Veterinary Consultation

Schedule a vet visit for a thorough examination. The vet may perform faecal tests to confirm the presence of roundworms.

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Medication Prescription

If roundworms are confirmed, the vet will prescribe deworming medication. Commonly used dewormers include pyrantel pamoate and fenbendazole.

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Dosage Calculation

Administer the prescribed dosage based on your dog's weight. Follow the vet's instructions carefully to ensure effective treatment.

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Medication Administration

Administer the medication as directed. Some medications come in chewable tablets, while others may be mixed with food. Use a pill dispenser if necessary.

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Repeat Treatment

Follow up with additional doses as recommended by the vet. Deworming is often a multi-step process to eliminate both adult worms and larvae.

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Quarantine Measures

Isolate the infected dog during treatment to prevent the spread of roundworm eggs. Clean and disinfect the living area regularly.

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Hygiene Practices

Practice good hygiene to prevent reinfestation. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling your dog, especially after cleaning up feces.

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Preventive Measures

Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of future infestations. Administer regular preventive deworming treatments and maintain a clean living environment.