Why Deworm our Pets?
Our friend lives in close contact with us, so we can not allow parasites at home for reasons of hygiene and health. Consult with your veterinarian and they will advise in each case your best solution.
Internal parasites (or worms) can cause different types of damage in our pets as depending on the amount of parasites in their digestive system. The first and most common, is injury to the gastric or intestinal mucosa which will manifest itself into episodes of diarrhea and vomiting. The parasites will continue and if not treated, it can cause partial or total obstruction of the bowel leading to a deficiency in the absorption of nutrients and malnutrition with consequent alteration of the immune system of the patient, and anemia.
Pets eliminate these parasite eggs through feces and some of these eggs can adhere to the coat of the animal. The owners of the pet could then potentially swallow these parasites accidentally. The most likely persons to get these infections are children and people without adequate personal hygiene and also those that are under some immun-suppressive drugs.
For all the consequences caused by parasitic infestation, it is especially necessary to have a deworming schedule for our pets. When we have a puppy or a kitten, we must apply the first dose of deworming 1 to 15 days of life, then at 30, 45, and 60 days. Antiparasitic subsequently repeated every 3 months during the life of the pet, because the life cycle of the parasite has a variable duration. However, the veterinarian is who must indicate the type and dose of antiparasitic administration and deworming schedule on a case by case basis for the pet and a healthy family.