Canine roundworms are a common problem particularly in puppies, rather than in adult dogs. Long white, spaghetti like, worms are vomited up. Once treated, they tend not to recur. However, you can prevent them occurring by adopting a system of natural dogs health care.
Apart from the obvious appearance of the roundworms, other signs can include a pot belly, digestive problems and ultimately other diseases, as the dog becomes more ill. Canine roundworms can also show their presence by eggs being expelled in the stool. These are not visible to the eye, so need laboratory analysis.
It is generally considered that dogs become infested by roundworms from eating food that is contaminated with these parasites. This may be true in unhealthy dogs, but it will not be true in dogs with a well operating immune system.
Dogs are natural scavengers. In the wild they will eat rotting and infested meat and they have no trouble with this. Wild dogs will always try to gain their nutrition from bringing down an animal in a hunt. But sometimes times are hard and their favourite food is not available. The scavenging side to their nature is natural, healthy and keeps them going in lean times.
You can purchase over-the-counter treatments for canine roundworms, or get prescription drugs from your vet. Apart from killing the worms, these medications are also harmful to your dog. They are liver toxic and suppress the immune system.
A better alternative to this is the natural approach. If you feed your dog a quality, natural diet this will boost his immune system so that parasites can’t take hold. When breeding mother dogs are fed these diets, they will never have the parasites to pass onto their puppies.
In the event that your dog does have canine roundworms, these can be successfully treated with natural therapies such as homeopathy. Homeopathy works by stimulating the immune system of your dog, enabling his natural healing abilities to expel any unwanted guests.