How to Check Your Pomsky For Worms

Written By Jason Gest On July 31, 2015, Last Updated On April 10, 2017

Dogs have quite advanced immune systems which work every day to defend against many illnesses and dangerous diseases, however just like with humans our immune systems can’t always fight everything off. This obviously means just like us our dogs can get sick and be infected by viruses and even worms which is why it’s important to know the symptoms of worms in dogs so you can get your pomsky treated and keep him healthy!

First off since worms are a common health issue it’s important to know there are 5 main types of worms: pomsky15
1. Heartworms

2. Roundworms

3. Hookworms

4. Tapeworms

5. Whipworms

The 10 most common symptoms of worms are:

1. Coughing: dogs with heartworms, roundworms, or hookworms, may develop a cough.

2. Vomiting: it’s common for dogs to throw up if they have worms; roundworms may be visible in the vomit.

3. Diarrhea: worms can be the cause of diarrhea, additionally dogs with hookworms may have blood in their feces.

4. Lack of energy: dogs that are less active than usual may have worms, however don’t mistake this for your dog just being simply tired.

5. Bloated/Pot Bellied: If your pomsky seems bloated or has a large belly they may have worms; puppies commonly bloat if they have worms.

6. Appetite: If your pomsky suddenly loses appetite he may lose his appetitie as worms steal nutrients.

 

 

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7. Weight Loss: Rapid weight loss can be due to tapeworms or whipworms

8. Dull Coat: If your pomsky’s coat becomes dull, loses fur, and rashes are apparent your dog may have worms.

9. Itching: If your pomsky is itching himself a lot check what hes itching as dogs who have skin irritation could have a sever worm infestation.

10. Visibility: Some worms can be seen in the fur or in feces; if you see this take your dog to the vet right away.

If you suspect your pomsky has worms or is sick take him to the vet right away as worms are serious if left untreated as they can damage organs and lead to death. As long as you treat worms within a reasonable amount of time they are generally quite easy to handle with a prescription provided by your vet.

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