Roundworms In Amphibians

Let's talk about roundworms in amphibians.

Parasites can be found in people and all different animals including dogs, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. If you own a pet frog or other type of amphibian you should beware of the causes symptoms and treatments for parasites. This article will discuss roundworms in amphibians.

Roundworms are parasites that affect many different types of animals. In amphibians, this type of parasite causes skin complications and other health issues. Symptoms of roundworms in amphibians include skin irritation or sloughing, skin sores, gray or pitted skin, loss of appetite and lethargy.

Luckily, roundworms aren't usually fatal. They can comprise an amphibian's immune systems leaving the animal more susceptible to other infections. If an amphibian gets secondary infections, they can be fatal. 

Luckily, parasites like roundworms can be treated. Your veterinarian will prescribe anthelmintics which kill parasites and help remove them from the amphibian's body. Follow the instructions given by your veterinarian for the but results and fastest recovery time. Noticing and treating roundworms before a secondary infection can occur is important. Multiple infections can be fatal to an amphibian. Also, not all types of infections are curable.

If you notice any strange symptoms in your pet, immediately seek treatment. Sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose what is from with an amphibian unless you are a veterinarian. Ignoring symptoms is never a good thing to do if you care about your pet and their life.

If you have multiple amphibians, you must also be aware that infections and parasites such as roundworms can be transmitted to other amphibians. The parasites can be shed with the amphibian's infected skin and then into the water.  Frequently changing your pet's water and frequently cleaning their environment helps prevent the parasites from spreading and also from infecting an amphibian again in the future.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.