11 Most Common Symptoms of Worms in Dogs
One of the advanced stage symptoms of heartworms in a dog is coughing. Dogs with hookworms and roundworms may also develop a cough.
Dogs that have worms will often throw up. Roundworms can sometimes show up in a dog’s vomit.
Soft stools and canine diarrhea can be the result of worms. In addition to diarrhea, dogs with hookworms may have blood in their stools.
- Low energy
Dogs that are lethargic and less active than normal may be showing symptoms of having worms.
- Pot bellied appearance
If your dog starts to appear pot bellied or bloated, it may have contracted worms. This is commonly seen in puppies that have picked up worms from their mother.
- Change in appetite
If you notice a sudden change in your dog’s appetite, he may have come into contact with roundworms. Dogs that are infected often lose their appetite. As worms steal a dog’s nutrients, a dog with worms may also show a sudden increase in hunger.
- Weight loss
If your dog shows signs of rapid weight loss, he may have a tapeworm or a whipworm.
- Dull coat
A healthy dog should have a shiny thick coat. If your dog’s coat begins to dull and dry out, he may have picked up a form of worms. Loss of hair or the appearance of rashes can also denote worms.
- Itching and signs of skin irritations
Dogs that show signs of skin irritation may have a severe infestation of worms.
- Rubbing its bottom on the ground or “scooting”
While this can often be caused by problems with the anal glands, dogs with worms will occasionally rub their rear ends on the floor in order to relieve themselves of the itch due to worms in the area.
- Visible worms in fur or fecal matter
Some worms, such as tapeworms may appear as small moving segments in the fur or area around dog’s anus. Roundworms can often be seen in a dog’s stools.
If you suspect worms in your dog
If left untreated, worms can damage your dog’s internal organs and lead to loss of consciousness and death. Now, it becomes easily for you to treat worms in your dog at home with LUCICO Dog Dewormer.