Tips To Combat Parasites In Pets
Since the primary way of transmission of intestinal parasites is through ingestion of fecal-contaminated food or water, one of the best ways to prevent or reduce infection is to prevent your pet from spending time in heavily contaminated areas. When you go on leash walks or outdoor excursions, never allow your pets to drink from stagnant water because there is a high possibility that the water is contaminated with parasite eggs.
Practicing good hygiene and sanitation by cleaning after your pet and proper disposal of poop can also go a long way in protecting pets against intestinal parasite infestation.
Cats and dogs carrying a heavy load of intestinal parasites, usually manifest symptoms of digestive problems including vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stool, anorexia, and has a pot-bellied appearance. Coughing may also be present. Worms may also be voided out with the feces or are seen around the animal’s behind or tail region. Any of these symptoms should urge you to bring your pet to a vet care Loma Linda, CA for proper diagnosis and treatment.