Thursday, April 12, 2007

Treating Roundworms Naturally

Many parasites make their home in the dog's small intestine. Most of them belong to the ascarid family. But some dog parasites, such as those that belong to the group of toxacara, also infest your dog's large intestines. This type of parasite not only infests the large intestines but they also infest your dog's blood vessels and their respiratory tract.

This dog parasite is also very harmful to puppies. The worms are capable of passing through the gut wall, into the blood supply, right to the liver and lungs, where they are coughed up and swallowed. This is a process that repeats itself over and over again.

Roundworm is a dog parasite that is responsible for certain illness in puppies such as hepatitis and pneumonia. In adult dogs, the worms usually travel to the muscles where they remain inactive as cysts. In pregnant dogs, the dog parasites attack the embryo and then stay in the puppy's lungs.

This type of dog parasite is also very dangerous to children. Although it is very uncommon, they may possibly become encysted in the child's eye which in extreme case, cause eye loss. This can be avoided by immediately disposing of your dog's feces and making sure that children are trained not to put their hands in their mouths after touching a dog.


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