Worms

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Worms are internal parasites that settle in the small intestines of dogs and cats. The most common worms are tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms. Young puppies are more susceptible of getting these parasites.
Tapeworms
The medical term for tapeworms is called cestodiasis. There are many different types of tapeworm species. They can be transmitted by ingestion of infected mites in food, tapeworm eggs, soil, water, canine feces, undercooked infected fish, dog or cat fleas, infected insects, under cooked meat containing larvae, mice and other rodents. Usually, tapeworms are not a serious problem.
Possible symptoms include abdominal pain, lesions of nervous system, seizure, weight loss, flatulence, diarrhea, skin lesions, lesions in eyes and liver, dog might be scooting bottom across the floor, vomiting or may cause no symptoms at all.
You might see some segments in your dog’s stools or white cream colored rice grains around your dog’s anus. They are about 1/4 to 1/2 long.
Homeopathic remedies for tapeworms in dogs, choose only one remedy
Filix mass or Granatum
Potency: choose a low potency such as 3X, 3C, 6X, 6C
Dosage: 2 doses a day for 2-3 weeks, check after 2-3 weeks if there is still presence of worms in stools.
Roundworms
Three species of roundworms exist: toxocara canis, toxascaris leonina and toxocara cati. The toxocara cati can be transmitted to people and other dogs, in some cases, a fatal infection might develop. They can reach 2-3 inches long.
Symptoms include dull coat, lack of appetite, pot-bellied, lack of growth, worms seen in vomit and stools, coughing, diarrhea
Homeopathic remedies for dogs, select only one remedy:
Cina, Abrotanum, Chenopodium, Santonium, Ferrum Metallicum, Teucrium Marum
Potency: choose a low potency such as 3X, 3C, 6X, 6C
Dosage: 2 doses a day for 2-3 weeks, check after 2-3 weeks if there is still presence of worms in stools.
Hookworms
Possible symptoms include coughing, diarrhea, gums might be pale, constipation, weakness, anemia (due to the fact that these worms feed on blood), lack of appetite, can become life threatening. They are almost impossible to see with the naked eye.
Whipworms
These worms live in the colon of the dog and can reach up to 75mm long. No symptoms are seen at first but as the number of whipworms increases, weight loss, blood in stools and diarrhea may occur.
Because hookworms and whipworms are more of a serious health matter, no recommended homeopathic treatment for these types of worms is recommended unless your dog is followed by a homeopathic veterinarian.

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