Worms In Dogs: How To Keep Your Labrador Worm Free
The following are some tips to prevent dog worms from entering your dog’s body. You need to follow these steps before they become a problem. If you don’t take care of them, then it could become a major problem in future years!
1) Check your dog’s teeth regularly with dental checkup kit or dental mirror.
(You can buy such kits online).
2) Get a dog food with no added ingredients like wheat, corn, soybean meal etc.
3) Make sure that your dog doesn’t eat any raw meaty bones or bone fragments.
These may contain parasites.
4) Use a flea collar or catch the fleas yourself.
They are cheap and easy to use. You can get them from pet shops or online stores like Amazon .
5) Take your dog to the vet if he shows signs of skin rash, fever, diarrhea or other symptoms.
6) Never leave your dog outside alone without you around.
This includes going out for walks or playing ball games. You need to watch him closely when he goes out. Do not let him go off leash unless you are there to supervise him. If you forget something, call the owner immediately!
7) Always wash your hands after you come in contact with other dogs.
Puppies have worms!
One of the most common questions people ask is, what can I do to prevent my puppy from getting worms?
Well, there are some simple steps that you can follow to eliminate them:
1) You can try to keep your yard area clean by removing any dog droppings on a daily basis.
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