Parasites in Dogs
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Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworms are parasites that live in an animal's heart. They are transmitted to dogs when an infected mosquito injects heartworm larvae which penetrate through tissue, eventually reaching the heart. There they grow to maturity and reproduce.

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Parasites-Cats Tapeworms

Tapeworms are intestinal parasites found in dogs and cats. They are flat and segmented, and the segments may break off and be seen in the stool of pets.

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Parasites-Cats Roundworms

Roundworms are the most common parasite of the digestive tract in dogs and cats. Many kittens are born with Roundworms. An infestation can cause a variety of symptoms, which are usually more severe in younger animals.

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Parasites-Cats Coccidia

Coccidia are single celled organisms that infect the intestine. They are microscopic parasites, detectable on routine fecal tests in the same way that worms are, but Coccidia are not worms and they are not visible to the naked eye. Coccidia infection causes a watery diarrhea, which is sometimes bloody and can even be a life-threatening problem to an especially young or small pet.

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Parasites-Cats Whipworms

Whipworms are worms that infect the intestine. The canine Whipworm is a common parasite and is a cause of diarrhea in dogs.

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Parasites-Cats Hookworms

Hookworms are a common intestinal parasite of dogs and cats. An infestation can cause severe disease, especially in young or weakened animals.

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