Natural Supplements to Support Conventional Treatment for Whipworm in Dogs
Whipworms are thin thread-like worms that resemble a whip. These worms attach themselves to the large intestine where they live on your dog’s blood. The eggs are passed in the feces but can take up to four weeks to become infectious. Once ingested, the infected eggs develop into larvae, moving from the small intestine to the large intestine where the adults mature.
Most dogs with whipworm may not exhibit any symptoms when infected, and only exhibit symptoms once the number of worms increases. Regular deworming with NHV”s natural dog dewormer can help prevent whipworms in dogs.
Symptoms of Whipworms in Dogs
- Weight loss
- Anemia (pale gums, weakness) occurs with chronic, heavy infections.
- Mucous or blood in the stool
- Loss of appetite
If left untreated, whipworms can cause severe health problems for your pet, including damage to the digestive tract and blood loss. Some whipworm infections may even affect humans.
Learn more about NHV, where our wide range of natural remedies can provide additional support for your dog’s whipworm treatment prescribed by your vet for comprehensive care.
NHV Recommends Starting with:
Inulin PK as a natural dewormer every 3 months
Milk Thistle to help support the liver and kidneys
Multi Essentials to help with the nutritional voids whipworms may cause your dog
Additional Support Tips
Keeping your dog’s living space clean and dry will also help hinder the worm, as they are rendered ineffective in dry conditions. Also, whipworm eggs take a month to become infectious so keeping the yard sanitary by promptly removing feces will help keep the worms under control.
Your vet may recommend conventional treatment for whipworms in your dog using oral deworming medicine. These can safely be used in conjunction with our natural supplements. Regular deworming is a safe way to control worms in your dog. Read Dr. Hillary Cook's Blog about the importance of deworming your pets.
Provide Comprehensive Support for Your Pet
NHV’s plant-based products are formulated to ease symptoms as well as help eliminate the worms themselves. Our potent natural ingredients such as Elecampane will have a paralyzing effect on the worms, and Jamaica Quassia helps expel parasitic worms from their body.
For the most complete care, use our supplements for your dog’s whipworms with treatment prescribed by your vet. If you have questions or need any holistic pet advice, please schedule a consultation. At NHV, your pet’s health is our top priority.