Articles with parasites

Can Ticks Kill a Dog? Death by Ticks—Julia’s Story

Can Ticks Kill a Dog? Death by Ticks—Julia’s Story

The common way ticks pose a health risk to dogs is the transmission of diseases. Without timely diagnosis and treatment, some of these diseases can be life-threatening. Some of the common tick-borne diseases include: Lyme disease ehrlichiosis anaplasmosis babesiosis Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever In the modern world, an undiagnosed or untreated infection is rare and pretty much the only way…

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Canine Intestinal Parasites: Cookie Has Tapeworm Infection

Canine Intestinal Parasites: Cookie Has Tapeworm Infection

Dogs normally get tapeworm infection by ingesting an intermediate host—a flea. Cookie never had fleas, though. So how did it happen? Cookie’s story Hunting and snacking on rodents has backfired. Cookie has tapeworm infection. In theory, we knew this could happen. In practice, this is really our first experience with intestinal parasites. Jasmine did have roundworms once when she was…

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