Tag Archives: Parasite

Getting rid of a parasite isn’t always easy. However, there are medications and other treatments to help your dog get back to health.

Giardia In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Puppy drinking water from ground (caption: Giardia In Dogs)

When you’re out on a walk or hike with your dog, try not to let him drink from puddles or natural bodies of water. Why? He could pick up a disease-causing parasite called Giardia that loves to lurk in untreated water. What does Giardia do to a dog? And how do you know if your pup gets infected? It’s important to know the signs and get prompt vet care if your dog becomes ill…

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Tapeworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Tapeworm under microscope (caption: Tapeworms In Dogs)

You’ve probably seen at least one cringe-worthy video of an unbelievably long tapeworm being pulled out of an animal or even a human. Yes, tapeworms are disgusting, but unfortunately, they’re also easily transmitted to our pets. How do you know if your dog has them? And are tapeworms a serious health threat? We answer all of your questions about symptoms, treatment, prevention and more…

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Hookworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Hookworms under microscope (caption: Hookworms In Dogs)

Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some serious damage. One common type is the hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and even fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are key…

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Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Heartworm undermicroscope (caption: Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention)

There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…

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