KNOW THE ENEMY
The first line of defense against parasites is to understand the enemies
that threaten your pet’s health. The 4 major parasites seen in dogs in North America include: roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. While symptoms vary depending upon the specific parasite, health problems can range from diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, and dehydration to itching, stunted growth, rough coats, weight loss, and even death in extreme cases.
Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasites found in dogs – and especially in young puppies, that are often infected at birth, or soon thereafter.
Also common in North America, multiple infestation sources, consumes dog’s blood causing anemia and other symptoms.
More common in outdoor dogs since source is infected rabbits or rodents, hard to diagnose.
Growing concern in recent years, can cause mucoid diarrhea.
Fiea and tick treatments help prevent infections from the parasites they carry. But Taenia pisiformis Tapeworm is carried by rabbits and rodents, the prey of many outdoor dogs.
ASSESS THE RISK
THE MORE HE’S OUTSIDE, THE GREATER HIS RISK OF INFECTION
Sources of parasite infections are more likely to be found outdoors. While they vary depending upon the specific parasite, the most common sources include: soil, feces, rabbits and rodents; hookworms can even enter through the pads of the feet. Indoor dogs are at a lower risk for parasite infections.
FARM AND HUNTING DOGS
SAFE-GUARD® YOUR DOG
You can treat more worms, less often, with proven safety. Safe-Guard® Canine Dewormer is the only over-the-counter dewormer that treats the 4 major intestinal parasites, is usually given just twice a year, and is safe for any dog over 6 weeks of age.