When your dog exhibits any signs of parasites, it is time to take your dog to the vet for a complete examination. Symptoms of intestinal parasites include excessive diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, and a poor general appearance. In some extreme cases, an intestinal parasite infestation can lead to life-threatening complications, such as anemia or skin disease. Fortunately, parasites can be detected early with preventive care. A stool sample can be collected to identify the parasites and determine whether your pet is infected with any of these creatures.
Treatment for parasitic infections varies depending on the location of the infection. Veterinary treatment usually involves topical treatments, such as flea collars and ear drops. In severe cases, oral medications may be needed to remove the parasites. If you suspect your dog may be infected with intestinal parasites, you should schedule regular visits with your vet for diagnostics and check for ongoing infections. A yearly exam is essential to monitor your dog’s health and determine if additional treatments are needed.
A roundworm infestation may also be the cause of red ulcers on your dog’s legs and skin. The rash may extend to the skin surface and become an erythematous or vesicular rash. It is possible for larvae of these parasites to move up to a few inches per day, and movement is faster during the night. The skin lesion will be covered with raised lines, which indicate larval movement and may result in bullae formation. The crust will then begin to dry out on the surface of the lesion. The itching will be intense, particularly if the patient is highly sensitive.
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Our Full GI Panel consists of our Comprehensive Stool Analysis (CSA) and our Swab Culture. The combination of these two tests provides full coverage screening of all intestinal pathogens and is recommended for anyone experiencing GI symptoms.
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