What we heard about worms

 

…….And what we’ve gathered that you can do about them. 📷
Here at Harmony Acres we do our very  best to make sure that the dogs we are using to breed are healthy and  that the puppies in our care are well taken care of during the days we  have to foster them.
That being said, not only do we feed  them a non-gmo organic food, (Diamond Naturals) but we also make sure that as soon as they are old  enough that they are put on a system of weekly de-worming.  Also we do  not give them any shots, (explained in another post called Why Not Vaccinate? ) leaving that up to the owner’s discretion.
Having been in this business since  2015 we have had quite a few puppies go out of here, and have received a  lot of positive feedback. (For which we are very grateful.) We are in  this business because we love what we do and God has truly blessed us in  all our ventures.  The reason for this post is to address the concerns  and feedback we have received. Here are some of the topic’s of our  feedback;
1.) The puppies had been reported to have been  completely healthy with no worms or fleas.
2.) The puppies have been reported to have been completely healthy with no worms except hookworms.
3.)  The  puppies are extremely healthy and have no worms at all, except  tapeworms. (Tapeworm is a worm caused by the puppies having fleas and  then biting themselves and getting the fleas inside their body.)……….. Here’s some more info: (As a dog owner, you’ve likely heard about tapeworms. They are tiny parasites that live in your dog’s gut. They normally don’t cause serious problems and are easily treated.
Where Do They Come From?
There are different kinds of tapeworms, but the most common one is caused by swallowing a tiny infected flea. Flea’s can carry the tapeworm’s larvae or babies. If your dog swallows it — maybe while grooming himself — an adult tapeworm can grow inside your dog’s intestines.
Tapeworms are flat, white worms  that are made up of tiny segments. Each part is about the size of a  grain of rice. Tapeworms attach themselves to the walls of your dog’s  gut using hook-like suckers. Then they start to feed and grow.
Symptoms
A tapeworm can grow from 4 to 8  inches long. Chances are you won’t see the adult worm. As it grows,  though, some of its segments fall off and pass through your dog’s poop.  You may see these tiny parts crawling near your dog’s backside or on his  bedding. You may also see them moving around in his poop.  You can read  the rest at this link: https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-tapeworms-symptoms-treatments#1 )
4.) And lastly the puppies are again very healthy and have no worms besides ringworm.
I’m not here to sit here and lecture  you all on vets and the pro’s and con’s of having them. This isn’t  really about them at all, because our family has had very good  experiences with vets. This is to address the concerns out there, and  make people aware of the fact that all dogs have worms. And we know that  and we de-worm regularly. In fact because of your all’s concerns we did  go to a different de-worming system knowing that hookworms and  ringworms are fairly common in dogs.  In fact we humans have worms!!  So  why not your dog? The key is maintaining those worms.
I got some feedback from a customer ,  who is a vet’s assistant, and when I mentioned that we had people that  each discovered a different worm in puppies all from the same  litter……she said that wasn’t even possible.
So to all those out there that don’t  know about worms, look it up for yourself, ask a vet. Puppies, dogs,  even cats have worms. It’s really nothing new.

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