Whether you want to admit it or not, pet feces does present serious health related issues. Many common
parasites can be found in dog and/or cat feces, some of which can be contracted by humans. In some cases, feces can infect
soil, which can affect the surrounding environment for years.
POOPAWAY provides the right service to help minimize the risk of such contanimination. Below,
we list five of the possible contanimates that may be found in dog and/or cat feces. The diagrams provided will offer insights
in to how pets contract the various diseases.
Heartworm is a parasite that enters your pet's bloodstream via a mosquito bite. Although heartworm
is not found in the stool, in some cases the parasite can be passed through urine. Symptoms of heartworm contamination include
tiring easily, fluid-filled belly, and virtual collapse after excercise. Heartworm is best controlled by preventing it in
the first place. Numerous preventative medicines are available at your local veterinarian.
Hookworms are a blood-sucking parasite that attach to your pet's intestinal walls. Animals typical
contract hookworms via infected stools, larvae penetrating your pet's skin, and via nursing from an infected mother. Hookworm
is transmissable to people and are capable of causing severe damage in individuals with weaker immune systems. Symptoms of
hookworm infections include diarrhea, blood in the stool, emaciation, anemia, weakness, and swollen skin. To learn more about
how hookworms can affect your pet.
Roundworm is the single most common parasite contracted by pets. This earth worm look-a-like
can cause vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, upset stomach, loose stools, and dull coat. Fortunately, your local veterinary
can treat the parasite with numerous drugs. To learn more about how roundworms can affect your pet.
Tapeworms are parasites typically transmitted by flea, although other animals can act as hosts.
Not so much a worm as its name implies, the tapeworm is made up of "segments" which break off the main body, passing in and
out of your pet. Tapeworms attach themselves to your pets intestinal lining, and if left unattended, can grow up to two feet
in length. The parasite is visible to the naked eye, resembling something similar to a grain of rice. Symptoms include diarrhea,
vomiting, and rice-like segments in stools. To learn more about how tapeworms can affect your pet.
Whipworms are parasites that are very similar to roundworms. The parasite is contracted by coming
in contact with infected feces. Typically an immature parasite is ingested by your pet, then as the worm passes through the
digestive system, it matures and attaches itself to your dog's intestinal lining. The whipworm then passes its eggs through
feces. Symptoms include bloody stools, dull coat, weight loss, yellow or green vomit, and anemia. To learn more about how
tapeworms can affect your pet.
Doo you know
Do you know that there are up to five major worm diseases that can affect your pet's health and safety?
Do you also know that two of these five worms are transmissable to humans?