It is vitally important that by following the appropriate medications, fleas, heart worm and various other parasites be eliminated in dogs. The good news is that in the commercial field, over recent years, a lot of products have become available to help protect dogs from fleas, heart worm and various other parasites such as ticks, lice, round worms, whip worms, hook worms etc. At one time, many of these products were.
Due to the constant biting by fleas, animals will not sleep comfortably, or even lie down at times. Very often it will look as if a severe skin disease is afflicting the animal. And should the animal not receive the proper treatment necessary for these tick bite and other issues, very often secondary bacterial invasions will occur and there may even be terrible odors that will emanate from the area of the skin that is affected.
To rule out the occurrence of fleas that to a great extent may be disturbing the animal, it is highly essential to closely observe the dog. In addition, it is vital that the animal’s skin be tested for the presence of lice, ticks etc. To get this done properly, one must separate the hair materials so that can make a close observation in order to arrive at the proper diagnosis.
Very often, if there is a presence of anemia, in addition to the hookworm problems, the blood protozoa need to be ruled out. The dog owner themselves may recognize the clinical problems like pot belly, loose motion, anemia etc., however it is still important the dog undergoes the health related examination which involves blood smear examination, hematological examination and fecal examination.
Still more good news is that a lot of commercial products are available today that with a single dose, one may deal with these issues. A drug such as ivermectin is available in both oral form and injection, as well as the solution which directly to the skin may be applied. In dogs, these drugs can also lead to the prophylaxis of these various conditions.