Internal Parasites

Gastrointestinal parasites are very common in pets, being able to produce very serious problems not only pets but also in humans. Within intestinal parasites can be found nematodes (round worms or parasites) and cestodes (tapeworms flat or parasites). Mostly infestations are usually asymptomatic in adults or animals may have diarrheas, weight loss, malaise, shaggy hair and dull, these being much more intense paintings in pudiéndolos puppies lead to death. The most common parasitosis caused by round worms are:


Produced by parasites of the genus Toxocara. The animals can be infested by ingesting eggs or in the case of puppies transplacentally or transmammary. The most frequent symptoms in puppies are: bloating, weakness, growth retardation, shaggy hair, diarrhea and in some cases where the parasite load is very high can cause intestinal blockages. The disease in humans is called visceral larva migrans.


Caused by parasites of the genus Ancylostoma. Animals are infected by ingestion of eggs, transplacentally or intramammary. The most common symptoms are the presence of bloody as well also anemia in puppies because these parasites feed by sucking large amounts of blood and thus causing damage to the intestinal walls. In adult animals this may appear asymptomatic. The disease in humans is called cutaneous larva migrans.

Parasitic tapeworm (Planes parasites):

Within the tapeworm, the most common cat is produced by the tapeworm of the genus Dipilidium, which can grow to about 20 cm and consists of proglottids the size of rice grains, animals usually get sick from eating proglótides out faeces or by accidental ingestion of fleas scratching mouth. Fleas are tapeworm intermediate hosts, so it is necessary to keep the free cats these ectoparasites. Tapeworms rarely produce clinical symptoms. In all cases the diagnosis is made by stool test, where you can watch the eggs thereof, in some severe cases where there is a high parasite load can be seen parasites in the stool or tapeworm proglottids in the perineal area. Treatment of parasitosis what should determine the veterinarian according to the results of the very important coproparasitological analysis, as well as regularity in desparasitaciones as a prophylactic measure, not only to maintain the health of the inhabitants of the house, but the general population because cats often make their depositions outside the home environment.