Like other pets, dogs can be infected if they do not receive proper care and maintenance. Here are some parasites that can cause canine distemper.
- Heart attack. Heartworm stays in the dog from mosquito bites and lives in your pet’s heart and nearby blood vessels. A heartworm infected dog looks lethargic and may even have a chronic cough. If possible, ask your vet if you can give your dog heartworm medication during the mosquito season.
- Hookworm. Hookworms can be given to the mother dog during the nursing period or even before birth. Hookworms cause anemia and loss of appetite in dogs.
- Roundworm. The transmission of roundworms is very similar to how hookworms infect a dog. An infected dog usually has a stomach. Roundworms can cause pneumonia, diarrhea, dehydration, stunted growth and vomiting.
- Lace worm. Tapeworms can be transmitted to dogs by swallowing larval flies. Many symptoms are very rare, but in dog feces, you may see deposits that look like rice.
- Whipworm. A dog infected with the virus develops diarrhea and other ailments such as diarrhea and severe inflammation of the rectum. Weight loss will be followed by fatigue and constant tiredness.
- Wool. Flies, the most common of the external parasites, constantly scratch various parts of the dog's body. It can cause damage to the fur. Since flies become resistant to certain products over time, ask your vet about a good flea control program.
- Lice. Lice are less commonly infected than flies. Also, they can be easily controlled.
- Explode. Ticks cause more serious problems than flies because diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease can be transmitted from ticks. Tweezers can be used to remove explosives one by one. If you do not know how to remove the tick properly and carefully, ask your veterinarian first. If you know how, put the explosives in a can with soap and water.
Treatment of dog disease
Some methods of treating dog infections used by your veterinarian are:
- Liquid medicine
- Eye drops and ointments
- Ear drops and ointments
With proper care and prevention, your pet dog will generally be free and safe from various diseases. If you notice something is wrong with your dog, consult your veterinarian immediately. You never know what will happen.