Dog - Worms.—Dogs suffer much from worms, of which, in most animals, there are several kinds, and the effects of which in all are nearly similar. In dogs affected with worms, the coat generally stares; the appetite ravenous, although the animal frequently does not thrive, the breath smells, and the stools singular, sometimes loose and flimsy, at others hard and dry; but the greatest evil they produce, is occasional fits, or sometimes a continued state of convulsion, in which the animal lingers some time before a fatal conclusion; the fits produced are sometimes of the violent kind, at others they exhibit a more stupid character, the dog being senseless, and turning round continually. The cure consists, while in this state, of active purgatives combined with opium, and the warm-bath; any rough substance, given internally, acts as a vermifuge to prevent the recurrence. The worming of whelps is performed with a lancet, to slit the thin skin which immediately covers the worm; a small awl is then to be introduced under the centre of the worm to raise it up; the farther end of the worm will, with very little force, make its appearance, and with a cloth, taking hold of that end, the other will be drawn out easily; care should be taken that the whole of the worm comes away without breaking, and it rarely breaks unless punctured by the lancet, or wounded by the awl.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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