Did you know that we can catch our pets’ parasites?
Worms! Yuck! De-worming our cats and dogs and making sure they stay “clean” is very important to them and to us. I’ll explain about the different kinds of internal https://8hoxtonsquare.com/how-many-ounces-in-half-gallon parasites our “Best Friends” can get and how they get them. I’ll talk about some different drugs to cure the infestation. But your veterinarian may have a different treatment he/she likes to use so go with what your vet recommends.
Every new puppy or kitten should be checked for intestinal parasites. Every new dog or cat you adopt should also be checked. This is very simple to do. Just take a sample into your vet and let them check for eggs. Even if you see the worm in the feces (poop) you should still have the stool (poop) checked because there could be multiple kinds of worms present and some do require a different drug than another to rid the system.
Just take about a teaspoon full to the vet’s office. I see every day these big piles of stinky poop come in and let me tell you it’s not much fun to have to handle this stuff. The more the stinkier. Talk about yuck.The sample should be as fresh as possible. Less than 24 hours old. If you need to keep it a few hours before you can take it in you should put in the refrigerator. Do not freeze the sample. You can put it in a plastic sandwich bag, pill bottle, jar or whatever you come up with. The container should be clean. And please always wash your hands with soap and water. You sure don’t want to get these things.
Normally a technician at the clinic will run the sample and check it for eggs. (This part is very cool. I really like using the microscope.) Eggs cannot be seen with the naked eye like some worms can. A microscope must be used. If eggs are found the technician will determine what ones they are and you will be notified as to what your pet has and given the appropriate drugs. Once you have establish an account with that pet and the doctor has seen it, in most cases at least once a year you should be able to just drop off the sample for them to examinem. The animal shouldn’t have to be present. But keep in mind that each office may be different so check with them to make sure this is OK for you to do.