Raising pets as part of the family is a growing trend in the world. People have fun with their pets, walking, playing and talking to them. Among all kinds of pets, dogs are one of the most common pets. Unfortunately, just like human, your dogs can get sick as well. Pain and parasitic infections are very common in dogs. As your dogs often suffer from illnesses silently, you should take them to visit a veterinarian if you ever suspect your dogs are feeling unwell.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the common symptoms of dogs in pain?
Some of the symptoms are:
- being more vocal
- changing habits in sleeping, drinking and eating
- altered breathing or heavy panting
- aggressive or antisocial behavior
You should not attempt to treat the pain in dogs yourself. Many medications prescribed for human or other pets can be very dangerous for dogs.
Q: How to relieve pain in dogs?
Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), such as carprofen, are a class of drugs commonly used to control pain and inflammation in dogs. NSAIDs are often prescribed by veterinarians for dogs with osteoarthritis and used to manage post-operative pain.
Q: What are the symptoms of parasitic infections in dogs?
Some of the symptoms are weight loss, vomiting, coughing, lethargic than normal and depression. Internal organs of your dogs can be damaged by parasites and leads to loss of consciousness and death. Therefore, it is very important to treat your dogs against parasites regularly. If you suspect that your dogs have parasitic infections, you should take them to the veterinarians.
Q: What are some common parasites found in dogs?
Three of most common parasites found in dogs are:
1) Roundworms, often called ascarids. They are very common in dogs and can live in soil for months or years.
2) Hookworms. They attach to intestinal mucosa and feed on blood. Damages to the intestinal walls are caused in the form of micro-lesions.
3) Tapeworms. They have a segmented body and cause several digestion problems.