TOXOCARA – WHAT IS IT, THE SYMPTOMS OF TOXOCARA INFESTATION AND THE SPECIALTY VETERINARY TREATMENT
Quadrupeds often face intestinal parasites that are dangerous for both animal and human health. Therefore, it is essential to consider, first of all, the prevention of infestation with intestinal parasites such as Toxacara and the complete and adequate treatment scheme in case the animal is infested.
WHAT IS TOXOCARA?
Toxocara is an intestinal parasite found in pets such as dogs and cats. This parasite is caused by a species of roundworm called Toxocara canis (in dogs) or Toxocara cati (in cats). The eggs of these worms can be found in the feces of infested animals and can survive in the environment for long periods.
Toxocara infestation can be transmitted both by ingestion of eggs and by ingestion of larvae. In dogs and cats, the infestation can occur by ingesting eggs found in contaminated soil or food. In humans, the infestation can occur through ingesting eggs or direct contact with contaminated soil or food.
Toxocara infestation prevention involves regularly administering antiparasitic treatments to pets and proper pet hygiene. It is important to avoid direct contact with the feces of infested animals and to take appropriate hygiene measures in contact with contaminated soil or food.
SYMPTOMS OF TOXOCARA INFESTATION
Symptoms of Toxocara infestation can vary depending on the age and health of the animal. Some of the most common symptoms of Toxocara infestation in pets are:
This can be a common symptom of Toxocara infestation, as the parasite can cause irritation and inflammation of the intestinal tract.
Loss of appetite
The animal may refuse to eat due to abdominal pain or other symptoms associated with the infestation.
Due to the loss of appetite, the animal may lose weight if it does not receive enough food.
The animal may be excessively drowsy or tired due to the infestation.
Cough or breathing problems
Infestation can cause lung problems such as coughing or difficulty breathing.
Infestation can cause inflammation or eye damage, such as conjunctivitis or even blindness.
It is important to keep in mind that these symptoms can be similar to other conditions, so a definite diagnosis must be established through specific examinations and analyses. Veterinarians must be alert to the possibility of Toxocara infestation and recommend appropriate treatment to prevent adverse health consequences for the animal and its owner.
TREATMENT IN THE CASE OF TOXOCARA INFESTATION
Toxocara infestation treatment involves administering antiparasitic drugs that destroy the worms and their eggs. Treatment must be administered by a qualified physician or veterinarian, as dosages and duration of treatment may vary depending on the degree of infestation and the patient’s health.
From a veterinarian’s perspective, the treatment of Toxocara infestation can vary depending on the animal’s health and the severity of the infestation. Some of the common treatments for Toxocara infestation are:
These are the most common medications used to treat Toxocara infestation. Various anthelmintic medications are available, such as Nexgard Spectra or Stronghold Plus.
This may include giving intravenous or subcutaneous fluids to treat dehydration, giving anti-inflammatories to treat pain, and giving antibiotics to treat secondary infections.
In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove parasites from the animal’s intestinal tract or other organs.
TOXACARA – PREVENTS ANIMAL INFESTATION
It is essential to consider that the treatment must be personalized for each animal and adapted according to its state of health. For this reason, we do not recommend animal lovers administer the treatment without consulting a veterinarian.
Veterinarians should also monitor the animal’s progress after treatment to ensure that it fully recovers and to make treatment adjustments if necessary.
It is equally important that veterinarians ensure that they collaborate with the distributors of anthelmintic drugs to offer the appropriate treatment and prevent negative consequences on the animal’s health and its owner.
In conclusion, Toxocara is a common parasite found in pets and can cause health problems in both pets and humans. By administering antiparasitic treatments and by proper hygiene, Toxocara infestation can be prevented and treated, and for prevention and treatment, Biotur is the right choice for animal lovers and veterinarians.