Category Archives: Parasites

Canine Hookworms

Canine hookworms attach to the intestinal walls of your dog using hook-like structures in their mouths. They are very small parasites that are among the leading types of worms that infect dogs. They have a very small size, but are capable of sucking a lot of blood from the blood vessels in the intestinal wall. Therefore, larger infestations of hookworms

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Canine Roundworms

Canine roundworms are one of the most common parasites that affect dogs, especially puppies. They have a long, white appearance and look similar to pieces of spaghetti. After entering the body, they will travel to the small intestinal tract where they will attach themselves to the walls. There are various ways that roundworms can affect puppies. They can become infected

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Canine Tapeworms

Canine tapeworms are parasites that take up residence in your dog’s small intestine. They get their name because they closely resemble strips of tape with their thin and flat appearance. Although a single worm can measure up to six inches in length, it is made up of small segments that are no larger than a grain of rice. Tapeworms in

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Canine Ringworm

Canine ringworm is a very contagious disorder of the skin. Many owners think that it infection is caused because of a worm because of its name, but it is really a fungal infection. The fungus lives deep inside the hair follicles and causes the hair shafts to break off eventually. After being exposed to the fungus, dogs typically show signs

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Canine Leptospirosis

Dog owners and dogs alike go about their daily lives likely unaware of the presence of leptospira in the environment. There are many different types of leptospira and some of them can cause disease in dogs known as canine leptospirosis. Leptospira are present in the environment because they’re harbored by animals such as skunks, raccoons, and rats. Harbored in the

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