Pacific Wild Salmon Photo Credit: Raincoast.org
This poses a health threat to all who feed their pets fresh, or frozen Salmon.
Wash your hands often after handling raw fish. Clean preparation area with 91% Alcohol after using.
Be aware of the symptoms of tapeworm.
There may be none but if your animal is infected, indications might possibly be bowel obstruction, or weight loss.
This from WebMd –
“A tapeworm can grow from 4 to 28 inches long.
Chances are you won’t see the adult worm.
As it grows, though, some of its segments fall off and pass through your dog’s poop.
You may see these tiny parts crawling near your dog’s backside or on his bedding.
You may also see them moving around in his poop.
Sometimes, these segments die and dry out. Then they’re hard, yellow specks that can stick to the fur around your dog’s bottom.
Because they’re irritating, some dogs will scoot, dragging their bottoms across the floor, or lick their behinds a lot.
If those tapeworm segments make their way inside your dog’s stomach, they can make your dog throw up.
Then you may actually see a worm (maybe 5 to 8 inches long) in your dog’s vomit.
If your dog has a heavy tapeworm infection, he may lose weight, even though he is eating normally.”
Your Vet will dispense a chemical vermicide.
These kill the worms – but are very hard on the system – especially for pups, and older dogs with existing conditions.
There are many natural worm remedies – some stun to expel, others kill and expel.
Always check to make sure none of them are in conflict with any meds your pet is taking.
Use them as needed but with care.
Here’s a list:
Black Walnut Hulls Juglans nigra vermicide, antiseptic, antiparasitic
Butternut Bark Juglans cineraria alterative, laxative, anthelmintic
Garlic Allium sativum antibiotic, alterative, antiseptic, vermifuge, anthelmintic
Neem Azadirachta indica alterative, anthelmintic (not for cats)
Pumpkin Seed Cucurbita pepo vermifuge, anthelmintic, taeniafuge
Thyme Thymus vulgaris carminative, antiseptic
White Oak Bark Quercus alba antiseptic, anthelmintic
Using a probiotic after worming helps healing and re-innoculating the bowel with good intestinal flora.
Pick up poops and dispose of them away from children or other animals
– esp. at dog parks – if you suspect or have confirmation of infestation of worms of any kind.
Keep your dogs and cats safe by being aware.
Bella by codifyer