Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My dog has worms, how do the pills work? GUEST BLOG

Todays guest blogger is Blake

Anti-worm pills are anthelmintics, and work by paralyzing the worms or starving the worms to death. Worms have no way of storing energy, so they must continuously eat. If you interfere with their eating process for about 24 hours, most adult parasites will die, and if they are paralyzed, they will not be able to eat temporarily, leading to death.

Source: http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2068/ANSI-3976web.pdf

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