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Flea Control in Cats

Where did my cat get fleas? The most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), although any species of fleas, including fleas from rabbits,

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

What causes heartworm disease? Heartworm disease or dirofilariasis is a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. Adult heartworms are found

Ringworm in Cats

What is ringworm and what causes it? “Ringworm” is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can

Roundworm Infection in Cats

What are roundworms? Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites of the cat. They can be an important cause of illness, even death, in kittens. As their name

Roundworm Infection in Dogs

Roundworms (nematodes or ascarids) are parasites that live freely in the intestine, feeding off of partially digested intestinal contents. Their name is derived from their tubular or “round” shape. Toxocara

Tapeworm Infection in Cats

What are tapeworms? Tapeworms are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog. They are classified as cestodes. They belong to a different family than hookworms and roundworms, which are the

Tapeworm Infection in Dogs

What are tapeworms? Tapeworms are flat intestinal worms that are made up of many small segments, each about ¼ – ½” (3-5 mm) long. Unlike roundworms that live freely in

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