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How do I treat ringworm in my dog?

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Among the types of the worms in puppies, ringworms are the most common. Ringworms have circular or tubular shape and the size from 5 to 10 cm in length. Ringworms are able to grow up to 18 cm in a very short period of time. There are two main types of ringworms: Leonina Toxascaris and Toxocara Canis.

How does your puppy get infected? These parasites are transferred from its mother in the form of an egg or larva. Your puppy can even get infected by mother's milk. Puppies have various problems if they are infected. It may be a problem with urination or swallowing. Various allergies in dogs, including frequent vomiting, diarrhea, urination problems, coughing, sneezing, breathing problems, extreme weight loss, hair loss, inflammation of the lungs, loss of appetite, conjunctivitis, extreme weight loss, weight gain in the abdomen, stunted growth, anemia – may be symptoms of ringworms in puppies.

Deworming is very important for puppies, especially when they reached the age of three weeks, so the chances of infection and their immunity is still low. Fenbendazole, piperazine, pyrantel – are widely used medications for ringworm treatment in dogs. However, these drugs can cause side effects in puppies, so it is important to consult with your veterinarian before using them. The resistance against all the types of infections starts working on the puppy’s body when it reaches the age of 6 months.

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