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Symptoms Of Worms In Dogs

Worms are one of the most common health problems for dogs. There are five types of worms that generally affect dogs: heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. Certain types of worms are easier to spot than others. For example, if your dog picks up a tapeworm, it’s common to see what resembles grains of rice in its stool. Heartworms, on the other hand, are harder to diagnose and an infected dog will often show only subtle symptoms until the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage. Here are the 11 most common symptoms of worms in dogs: 1. Coughing

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What You Need To Know About Heartworm

My passion is protecting dogs in all ways — promoting spay and neuter to reduce the population of unwanted animals, encouraging people to rescue dogs from shelters, and helping them to find a balanced relationship that will make for a happy dog and happy humans. But I also want to protect dogs from disease, and there’s one killer lurking out there that is silent and invisible. If there are mosquitos in your area (and that’s very likely), then your dog is at risk. I’m going to share with you what you need to know about heartworm disease. While it’s most common

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Heartworms In Dogs: Myths VS. Facts

  How heartworms are spread All dogs are at risk for potentially deadly heartworm disease. Heartworms live in the heart and blood vessels of the lungs of dogs, cats and other mammals like wolves, foxes and coyotes. Heartworms cannot be spread directly from animal to animal without a mosquito as an intermediary. Heartworms are spread when a mosquito bites an infected dog and picks up tiny larvae called microfilariae from the dog’s bloodstream. Then that mosquito bites another dog infecting it with the heartworm larvae. Over the next several months the heartworm larvae grow and migrate to the heart and lungs.

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Intestinal Parasites

Roundworms and hookworms Most pet owners do not know their pets may carry worms capable of infecting people.1 Infected dogs contaminate their surroundings by passing eggs in feces. People can acquire roundworm and hookworm infections by coming into contact with an environment contaminated with eggs or larvae. That means it’s important to clean up pet feces on a regular basis to remove potentially infectious eggs before they spread through the environment. Eggs in the environment can remain infectious for years.1 Children are more likely to become infected in part because they are more apt to play in contaminated areas or put

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Heartworm FAQs

Heartworms are among the most dangerous parasitic worms that can infect dogs. Hundreds of thousands of cases of canine heartworm disease are reported in the US every year. The disease is passed from infected dogs to other dogs by mosquitoes. That means all dogs are at risk for heartworm disease. What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease in dogs (dirofilariasis) is a serious and potentially fatal disease. Heartworms spend their adult lives in the right side of the heart and the large blood vessels that connect the heart to the lungs. The adult worms block the heart and major blood vessels

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Heartworm Prevention For Puppies

Few things in life are as exciting or rewarding as welcoming a new puppy into the family. They’re adorable, they’re loving, they’re funny – and they’re also counting on you to help protect them from parasites and diseases. Here’s a quick look at the main parasites and diseases you need to know about. Heartworm Disease: A real heartbreaker Heartworm disease in dogs has been diagnosed in every state of the US.1 Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos,and the worms live in the heart and lungs of the dog. Clinical signs seen in dogs include cough, difficulty breathing, weight loss, exercise intolerance,

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