Parasites in Dogs – Fleas, Ticks, Mites & Worms

During many of our pets lives they may experience the discomfort caused by parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites or worms. Often fleas and ticks can be easy for dog owners to spot and identify, this is not always the case, and internal parasites can be present in your dog without you realising it. These parasites can be extremely irritating to pets and can cause serious health problems or even carry disease. 

What Are Parasites in Dogs? 

The center for disease control defines a parasite as “an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.” 

There are two main categories of parasites in dogs that owners should be aware of: internal parasites and external parasites.

Internal parasites, such as hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms live inside the body of an animal, they can be transferred in various ways, and can affect a number of organs. External parasites, such as fleas and ticks, live on the body of the host and produce an infestation. 

Internal parasite natural protection, here at Redpaw we stock some fantastic natural homeopathic remedies to aid with natural protect. 

We recommend using Verm-X it is from 100% natural active ingredients, the Verm-X® Original range can be fed all year round. Use for daily control and protection of intestinal hygiene.

Verm-X is a 100% natural formulation that helps maintain all areas of intestinal hygiene whilst being gentle on the animal’s gut and digestive system.

Verm-X Dog Liquid is fed for 3 consecutive days each month and can be drizzled over food or mixed into drinking water. 250ml will last 2 medium sized dogs 4 months.

It’s suitable for all shapes and sizes, from pets with sensitive stomachs, to pure breeds and high-performance animals.

Redpaw are passionate about promoting pet health and well-being in animals.

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