How do I know if my pet has intestinal parasites?

June 16th, 2016 by admin

When pets are infected with parasites, you may or may not see signs. Hopefully the infection will have been treated or diagnosed (by regular stool checks) before they become ill.

Otherwise, you may see signs of:

  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Dry skin and fur
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting (possibly with worms present)
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of energy

Since many parasites are too tiny to be seen, diagnosis is made by microscopic analysis of the stool looking for the eggs, and other microscopic stages produced by intestinal parasites.

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