Monday, December 10, 2018

Supplements For Worms and Parasites in Puppies and Kittens


Worms and parasites in puppies and kittens are very common.    
Puppies and kittens are especially susceptible to worms and parasites as their immune system is not fully developed and they often acquire them in utero or while nursing.   Adult pets can get worms and parasites too.    The most common type of parasites and worms that affect pets are hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, tapeworms and giardia.

Signs your pet might have worms or parasites:

  • Visible worms or eggs in the feces. 
  • Scooting on rear end 
  • Visible worms in vomit
  • Bloated stomach or belly 
  • Weakness, increased appetite along with weight loss  
  • Diarrhea, particularly with blood
If you notice any of the signs, please bring your pet to the veterinarian along with a stool sample.  Your veterinarian will determine the best course of treatment depending upon the type of infestation.   Some parasites such as giardia are contagious to humans and can be hard to eliminate without a conscientious, regimented approach.  Both the infestation and the treatments can be irritating to the pet's intestinal tract and cause some inflammation.  If the pet is susceptible, the infestation can return, further weakening the lining of the intestinal tract.  It is essential to use a few supportive GI supplements, along with prescription medications if your pet has had worms or parasites to help prevent recurrence and to restore optimum GI health.

Note:  after working in dog rescue for 15 years, we have seen the effects of worms and parasites left untreated or improperly treated.  We do not advocate a "do it yourself" approach.  Please take your pet to the veterinarian for treatment.

Colostrum For Pets

Colostrum For Pets- Great for puppies and kittens with worms or parasites (eg. Giardia) as it helps to heal the intestinal lining preventing further inflammation which can result in a weakened immune system.

Power Probiotic For Pets 

Power Probiotic - The best probiotic for pets!  Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of friendly bacteria which helps replenish a healthy intestinal ecosystem. Helpful for any pet with digestive discomfort, especially those recovering from a parasite infestation, and most pets love the taste too!