Deworming Drugs For Dogs in Nigeria + Why You Should Deworm Your Dogs.
Why You Should Deworm Your Dogs?
IMPORTANCE OF DEWORMING IN PETS !
You better doctors will always recommend that you bring a stool sample for examination for parasites, when you come in for your pet’s wellness exam or whenever your pet is experiencing diarrhea. They do this not only for the protection of your pet, but for you and your family.
What they are looking for are worms such as roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm, as well as protozoal parasites such as giardia. These worms may be present in the stool only as microscopic eggs, and not visible to the human eye.
Roundworm and hookworm can both be transmitted from a pet to humans it comes in contact with. While this is rare, it can be very serious. If contracted by children or immuno-compromised adults, round worms can cause blindness or brain damage. Hookworm can migrate through the skin, causing serious rashes. These are not risks any of us want to take. In your pet, these infestations can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and in the case of hookworm, blood loss.
Cats and dogs can contract worms from their mothers either in utero or through the milk. If the mother had worms herself as a young animal, a certain number of them go dormant until she gets pregnant, and then reactivate to be spread in the milk or across the placenta, to infect a new generation of puppies and kittens.
Many people believe that if their pet is dewormed as a young animal they won’t get worms again. This is untrue. An infected pet can shed thousands and thousands of eggs in each stool.
It is therefore much more common for a pet to become infected by coming in contact with the droppings of another animal while they are outside. The eggs are very sticky and can be picked up on your pet’s paws or fur and when they groom themselves they ingest the eggs and the cycle starts again.
There are various ways to prevent and treat worms. Many of the heartworm preventatives that we prescribe also prevent or treat some of the roundworm species. If your pet does contract worms there are safe and effective medications to eradicate them.
Deworming Drugs For Dogs in Nigeria
It is important to note that when choosing a deworming medicines for dogs, you need to know what type of worms your dog has, which is why the veterinary exam is so important. You can buy a dewormer for specific types of worms, or you can choose a broad-spectrum product that kills many different types of worms. Dewormers for dogs come in several forms including tablets, granules, powders, and liquids, so talk to your veterinary doctor about the option that is best for your dog.
Here are the best dog dewormers you can buy in vet clinics and pharmacies in Nigeria:
🔷Best dog dewormer overall: Excel Safe-Guard 4 Canine Dewormer
🔷Best liquid dog dewormer: Nemex 2 Liquid Dewormer for Dogs
🔷Best dewormer for puppies: Bayer Quad
🔷Dewormer Chewable Tablets for Puppies and Small Dogs
🔷Best dewormer for small dogs: Sentry HC WormX Plus 7-Way Dewormer
🔷Best dewormer for large dogs: Durvet Triple Wormer for Medium and Large Dogs
🔷Pranzequantel, Pyrantel Palmoate and Febantel tablets.
🔷Drontal Plus Tablets
🔷Johnson’s One Dose Easy Worming Tablets
When is the earliest possible time to administer deworming for my puppy/kitten?
Answer: As early as 2 weeks of age.
Most of the owners who ask for the worming schedule of their pets has bought the worming drug. The volume or how much of the drug should be used depends on the drug you bought and the body weight of your pet.
So it is best to always ask your sources for the safety and efficacy of the drug.
Natural Foods to Deworm your dog
Dog worms … a nightmare of miniature proportions. If you have dogs, you’ve probably had to deal with worms. Not only are they gross, they can be harmful for your dog and so you need to get rid of them as fast as possible. ⠀
Conventional deworming drugs can be very harsh and some has nasty side effects. Luckily one of the safest and most effective ways to treat worms in dogs is with everyday foods. ⠀
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We asked holistic veterinarian Patricia Jordan DVM about her favorite foods to get rid of dog worms naturally and here are her suggestions ⠀
Vegetables, Pumpkin seeds, Grated carrots, watercress, greens, squash, fennel , Cucumber , Pineapple (including the stems) , Papaya, Pomegranate, Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), Coconut oil (use organic, virgin coconut oil) , Parsley, Bone Broth.
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