Transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and control of roundworms (ascarids, Toxascaris leonina, Toxocara canis) in dogs.
The Intervet Panacur C is a granulated dog wormer treatment approved for use in canines as young as 6 weeks old. It is capable of killing hookworms, whipworms, and some tapeworms in addition to roundworms. Made of Fenbendazole Granules, owners need only mix in Panacur C with a dog's regular food for administration. Panacur C comes in "packages" to save owners money when purchasing the medication. Each package represents a single 10-lb. dose. Therefore, one package is appropriate for puppies whereas a 45-lb. adult dog needs four packages.
A well-known name in pet supplies, Drs. Foster and Smith provide users with a great liquid dewormer treatment called Prowormer 2 designed to be safe, effective, and lower cost than similar products sold in veterinarian offices. Prowormer 2 is a double-strength pyrantel pamoate liquid wormer approved for use in dogs as young as 2 months old and weighing up to 120 lbs. Used for both roundworms and hookworms, Prowormer 2 has an appealing butterscotch flavor.
TREATMENT & MANAGEMENT OF ROUNDWORMS IN DOGS.
What's the Best Treatment for Roundworms in Dogs
Roundworms (often simply called worms) are extremely common in pets. In dogs and cats, worms may cause no symptoms whatsoever, or they may cause and other gastrointestinal problems. Many safe and effective treatments and preventatives are available to keep pets free of worms.Roundworm in dogs is spread through eggs in the stool ofinfected dogs and can be passed to humans. Treatment of roundworms isrelatively simple, but if left untreated, roundworms can lead toconvulsions and even death.These treatments consist of medications that temporarily anesthetize the roundworms, causing them to pass out of the intestines and the dog’s body through bowel movements.Intestinal parasites like hookworms and roundworms are common and sometimes fatal conditions that can affect puppies whose immune systems aren’t fully formed yet. There are no vaccines available for hookworms or roundworms, so helping a pup with either parasite requires a keen eye to spot symptoms and then a trip to the vet: de-worming medications are necessary and you cannot eradicate it with an at-home treatment. If left untreated, these parasitic worms can cause death due to complications like malnutrition and anemia. With young dogs, it’s extremely important to watch for signs of infection and treat any cases as quickly as possible.Treatment for roundworm in dogs is a simple dewormer, which can beprescribed by your veterinarian. To kill eggs that may be in yourhouse, use a bleach treatment. Be sure to clean any area where the dogeliminates.The life cycle of Toxocara canis is more complicated than that of other nematode worms found in dogs. Roundworms can complete their life cycle in immature dogs, but as the pup's immune system matures (usually by 6 months of age), the larval stages will become "arrested" or encyst in the pup's muscles Roundworm larvae swallowed by adult dogs usually encyst in the dog's tissues. Few roundworms will mature in the bowel of infected adult dogs. Consequently few eggs are passed in the stool leading to difficulty in definitive diagnosis and treatment.