One of the main symptoms of your dog having dog worms is lethargy and bloody stools. If you notice your otherwise active dog is suddenly not feeling up for walks and is constantly tired, and if its stools appear bloody or mucus coated stool, rush to the vet.
Follow the treatment plan set by the vet to nurse your dog back to good health after a bout of dog worms. Maintaining good hygiene around the house, following the vet’s advice and administering medicine on time, and flea control help in getting rid of worms in dogs.
You can follow measures at home to prevent your dog from getting sick because of worms. Other than that, you should avoid self-medicating your dog or buying over-the-counter medicines to cure them of dog worms. Following the vet’s treatment plan is the best way to deworm your dog safely.
You only get worms from your dog if you come in contact with its faeces. If your worm-infected dog passes stools, clean the area thoroughly and wash your hands immediately as well. Do not let children in the area where the dog has passed stools either.