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Dog Worms

…immune systems, prompt deworming is vital in order to prevent the transmission of the parasitic infection to humans. A number of deworming products are available to help cure and control the most common types of parasite infections in dogs. While there is no deworming medication that will get rid of every type of worm, some products can effectively deal with more than one type of parasite. Typically, deworming products that combat round-shaped…

Dog Hematochezia

…up the colon. The usual blood tests will be performed. There will be a complete blood count and a coagulation test to see how efficiently your dogs blood is clotting.Treatment • Initial treatment will include fluid therapy if your dog is dehydrated. • If the bleeding is the result of parasites, deworming medication will be given. • Antibiotics will be ordered for bacterial infections • Your vet may order medication to slow down the movement of…

Dog Mites

dog’s face and neck. It can spread over the entire body. 2. Self mutilation. The itching is so intense that your dog may scratch until he bleeds and some dogs have been known to also pull out there hair. 3. Pustules on the skin. These are the mites burrowing under the skin. 4. Skin becomes crusty and thick.Diagnosis Diagnosis can be made by your veterinarian if you are unsure. Skin scrapings are done, but are not always accurate because a dog can…

Dog Diarrhea

…broader and more common causes. If your dogs diarrhea is causing you concern, contact your veterinarian and he or she will be able to determine whether or not the underlying cause of the problem is serious or not.Treatment The treatment required for a dog suffering from diarrhea will depend upon what is causing the problem for an individual pet. For instance, if parasitic worms are the cause, a deworming treatment will get rid of the parasites…

Children and Dogs

…For this reason, it is especially important to be aware of how a dog approaches family relationships. There are some health concerns that become important if you have a dog and small children. One obvious example of course is rabies but there are some other health issues. For example, children can contract worms (roundworms and hookworms) from dog excrement so de-worming your dog is very important. Also, fleas and ticks can become a concern.…

Cat Mites

…mites before they administer prednisone. There is one chemical that is very effective for this. Ivermectin which has been a popular deworming medicine for many years is also effective against mites. This is also the active ingredient in HeartGuard which is a preventative. Chemicals that will work on dogs can be very lethal to cats. Do not give any of the "normal" treatments to your cat. Consult with your veterinarian before administering…

Cat Coughs

…infections, such as an infestation of roundworms or hookworms, can also cause this symptom. At times, a serious disease such as cancer can cause coughing, especially in the case of lung tumors. Although more common with dogs, heart disease can also give rise to a cats cough. Therefore, there are many different potential causes and triggers for coughs in cats, some trivial and others more harmful.Treatment The treatment required, if any, for your…

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