Dog Disease - Heart worm, fleas, ticks and other parasites in Dogs

Heart worm, fleas, lice, ticks and other parasites are usually common in dogs in most parts of the world. These parasites spread due to various reason the main ones being insect bites particularly mosquito bites and unhygienic conditions. These parasites not only directly affect the dog's health but also cause several other dog diseases in your pets. Due to the common nature and presence of these parasites all over the world several commercial products are available in the market to help you keep your pet parasite free. These products are available in the form of oral medicine, injections, sprays and powders, they help you get rid of all types of parasites including heart worm, hook worm, whip worm, lice and ticks.

All these parasites have different symptoms and cause different reactions in a dog's body. Fleas are known to produce hyper sensitive reactions in affected dogs. A pet infected with fleas will be suffering and will start to scratch itself uncontrollably. This scratching can be so severe that the skin becomes sore and the affected area of the dogs body can have lesions and dermatitis occurs in the dog.

Animals affected by parasites are usually very uncomfortable and will not lie down or be able to sleep comfortably. Animals will show signs of severe skin disease if the parasites have be hosted on the dog for a long time. If your dog is neglected and not treated for the presence of parasites secondary bacterial invasions can take place making the dog's condition worse. This can also cause a bad smell to to be present in the dog irritating it further.

To prevent the presence of fleas, lice, ticks and other parasites in your dog regular examination is important, a healthy and clean environment should be provided to your pet and a regular close examination of the skin, ears and hair is necessary. Parasites can be caught early and the dog can be treated to get rid of these unwanted parasites with ease in early stages.

In many cases, if your dog is suffering from anemia, blood protozoa need to be ruled out in addition to the hookworm problems.  The medical problems and symptoms like anemia, loose motion, pot belly etc. might be recognized by the dog owners themselves and however, the dog needs to undergo the routine health related examination involving fecal examination, hematological examination and blood smear examination, these tests will detect parasite problems early and pet owners can then work to remedy the situation and make their dog comfortable and healthy.

Parasites in pets can cause many problems and health issues with your dog, regular exam and prevention methods will help reduce the risk of parasites in your pet. The presence of parasites can lead to many other dog disease in your dog so you should be very careful and take every step possible to prevent the presence of parasites in your pet.