Intestinal parasites

Drug-Resistant Canine Hookworms: Superworms not Responding to Treatment?

Drug-Resistant Canine Hookworms: Superworms not Responding to Treatment?

Drug-resistant infections are one of the veterinarians’ and dog parents’ worst nightmares. Hookworms worms are true blood-suckers. These common, tiny small intestinal parasites anchor themselves in the intestinal lining, feeding on blood. Despite their size, hookworms can ingest a surprisingly large amount of blood. Consequently, hookworm infestation can lead to anemia as well as inflammation of the intestine. How does…

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Gastrointestinal Parasites in Dogs: Nero’s Spaghetti Diarrhea

Gastrointestinal Parasites in Dogs: Nero’s Spaghetti Diarrhea

Puppies contract intestinal worms through their mother’s milk. The parasites’ clever life requires multiple treatments to eliminate them from their system. The common intestinal parasites in dogs include: hookworms roundworms whipworms tapeworms In puppies, severe infestation can become a life-threatening problem. Depending on which parasite is ailing the puppy, symptoms might include: diarrhea vomiting excessive gas weight loss pot-bellied appearance…

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Swollen Abdomen in a Puppy: Tilly’s Story

Swollen Abdomen in a Puppy: Tilly’s Story

Of the top of your head, can you list three or more potential causes of a swollen abdomen in dogs? How about if the dog is a puppy? Tilly was a happy, active puppy. Nothing was obviously wrong with her except her pot belly. Maybe she was eating a bit too much? Maybe that’s how a puppy ought to look?…

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