Canine Heartworm Prevention

Canine Heartworm Prevention

Heartworms in dogs can cause serious health damage, such as congestive heart failure and liver problems to heavily infested dogs. So, it is important that a heartworm prevention program is in place especially for dogs living in areas where...

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Dog Worm Treatment

Dog Worm Treatment

Dogs are unfortunately susceptible to several parasitic worms such as roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. Most healthy adult dogs have developed an immunity so that the number of such parasites is kept in check. But when...

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Dog Whipworm Infestation

Dog Whipworm Infestation

The whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) is a common dog intestinal parasite. The front part of the worm is long and threadlike, but the posterior end is thicker, thus giving it the appearance of a whip. An adult worm can grow to a length of 2 to 3 inches...

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Dog Tick Medicine

Dog Tick Medicine

Ticks can transmit and cause several tick-borne diseases (such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and canine ehrlichiosis). It is therefore very important to take preventive measures against tick infestations in dogs. There are ways...

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Heartworm Life Cycle

Heartworm Life Cycle

Heartworms in dogs can cause serious, sometimes even fatal, health problems to the dogs. As the heartworm larvae are transmitted by mosquitoes, the heartworm disease occurs basically globally. Some people tend to think that dogs living in colder...

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Hookworms in Dogs

Hookworms in Dogs

Hookworms (ancylostoma) are small and thin worms that can grow to be around a quarter to half an inch (0.6-1.3 cm) long. There are three species of hookworms that can affect dogs (A. caninum, A. braziliense, and U. stenocephala). Hookworms have...

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Dog Flea Treatment

Dog Flea Treatment

Dog flea problem may be one of the most common problems that dog parents have to deal with. But how do I know if my dog has fleas? You may ask. Fleas initially cause your dog to scratch, chew, and bite his skin continually and this is perhaps the...

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Common Dog Flea Medicine

Common Dog Flea Medicine

As fleas can cause various health issues to dogs, it is essential to eradicate fleas if you find them on your dog. This page looks at some common products of dog flea medicine that are currently widely used for canine flea control. These products...

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Removing Ticks from Dogs

Removing Ticks from Dogs

Ticks can cause various tick borne diseases in dogs (such as Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis). In addition, tick saliva can cause an allergic hypersensitivity reaction in dogs. It is therefore very important to regularly check your dog for ticks and...

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Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworms, aka ascarids, have different species. Adult roundworms have a rather thick body and can grow up to 7 inches (18 cm) long. They live in dogs’ stomach and intestines. The two species that most commonly infect dogs are Toxocara...

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Symptoms of Dog Worms

Symptoms of Dog Worms

Dogs are susceptible to several types of worms. The most common types of worms in dogs are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, and heartworms. So how can we tell if our dogs have worms? What are the common symptoms of dog worms? There...

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