What To Do If Your Dog Has Worms
Getting to the bottom of a wiggly matter.
Deworming agents are present in any number of prescription and over-the-counter treatments for dogs and puppies. If your dog shows signs of a gastrointestinal worm infestation, there are all sorts of products available that are made exclusively to rid dogs of various types of worms. But there are also deworming agents included whether they are needed or not in many flea and tick treatments and in most heartworm preventive drugs; in fact, its sometimes hard to find a minimalist flea treatment or heartworm preventive drug that does not contain dewormers. The question is, is this really necessary? Are intestinal parasites that much of an ongoing threat to most dogs and their owners?