There are several different parasites that are a real threat to your dog no matter what state you live in. The four major worms your dogs can contract are :
Heart-worms, Roundworms, Hookworms, tapeworm and whip worm.
Though Heart- Woms are the most brutal and dangerous to your pet they are avoidable. They are transmitted by mosquitoes and live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. a visit to your vet can determine rater rover has heart worms or not
Roundworms are very common and can be contracted easily. Most of the time puppies contract them from there mother during pregnancy , Frequently roundworms can spread very fast. There are over the counter de-wormers you can get from your local pet store or Fed Ben.
Hookworms got there name after the hook on there mouth that they use to attach them self from the lining of the intestine wall. Puppies should be treated for hookworm at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks of age as a precaution. You do not have to get your dog or puppy tested to do this. Hookworm medicine can be purchased over the counter at a pet or fed store.
Tapeworms are the long flat worms that attach themselves to your dog’s intestines. You can sometimes see them on your dogs rectum or when they use the restroom. If you worm your pet a you will see the long worms that look like spaghetti in there still the next day if the dog has them.. Dogs commonly contract tapeworms from fleas and rodents. Though there are few symptoms associated with tapeworms, it is still important to treat them as soon as possible. You can do this with over the counter medicine.
The whipworm is a common intestinal parasite in dogs. The parasites reside in the cecum, where the small intestine and large intestine meet. Whipworms can be difficult to diagnose because there are few signs of infection, so regular checkups are important.
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Bringing a dog or puppy into your family is a huge decision, and here are some things about man’s best four-legged friend that are sure to be of interest to children (and some adults):
1. An adult dog has 42 teeth.
2. A dog’s sense of smell is more than 1 million times stronger than that of a person.
3. More than 1 in 3 families in the United States owns a dog.
4. Spaying or neutering your dog can help prevent certain types of cancer.
5. If never spayed or neutered, a pair of dogs can produce 66,000 puppies in 6 years.
6. A dog’s sense of hearing is more than 10 times more accurate than that of a person.
7. The average dog can run about 19 miles per hour at full speed.
8. Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible.
9. A dog’s nose print is one of a kind, very similar to a person’s fingerprint.
10. The average body temperature for a dog is 101.2.
11. With an average lifespan of just over 11 years, the typical dog costs $13,500.
12. The only sweat glands a dog has are between its toes.
13. Dogs are omnivorous; they need to eat more than just meat.
14. Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people.
15. Dogs will be submissive to anyone they feel is higher up in the pack.
16. People have been keeping dogs for pets for 12,000 years.
17. A female dog carries her puppies for about 60 days before they are born.
18. It is a myth dogs are color blind; they actually see color, just not as vividly as a person.
19. Obesity is the number-one health problem in dogs.
20. Seventy percent of people sign their pets name on greeting/holiday cards.
Read more at http://dogtime.com/puppies/19540-20-dog-facts-to-share-with-kids#dXfZFkLTpTwGXMyL.99