Recognise the signs of roundworm infestation, including vomiting, diarrhoea, bloated abdomen, lethargy, and visible worms in feces.
Schedule a vet visit for a thorough examination. The vet may perform faecal tests to confirm the presence of roundworms.
If roundworms are confirmed, the vet will prescribe deworming medication. Commonly used dewormers include pyrantel pamoate and fenbendazole.
Administer the prescribed dosage based on your dog's weight. Follow the vet's instructions carefully to ensure effective treatment.
Administer the medication as directed. Some medications come in chewable tablets, while others may be mixed with food. Use a pill dispenser if necessary.
Follow up with additional doses as recommended by the vet. Deworming is often a multi-step process to eliminate both adult worms and larvae.
Isolate the infected dog during treatment to prevent the spread of roundworm eggs. Clean and disinfect the living area regularly.
Practice good hygiene to prevent reinfestation. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling your dog, especially after cleaning up feces.
Implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of future infestations. Administer regular preventive deworming treatments and maintain a clean living environment.