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Intestinal Parasites and Dogs A-Z

Reviewed by Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Posted March 25, 2014 in Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z

According to Kansas State, 34% of dogs in the U.S. have some form of intestinal parasite. Worse, these parasites can be hard for pet parents to spot and can pose a threat to both you and your pets. So, as part of our parasite prevention and screening campaign, we've put together resources to help you protect your whole family from the most common internal parasites. 

 

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

What are Intestinal Parasites and Why Should I Care?

 By Dr. Ruth MacPete

All dogs and cats are at risk for parasites. External parasites like fleas and ticks are usually easy to spot if you know what to look for, but others, like intestinal parasites, can easily go undetected. Find out why you should care about intestinal parasites and how to work with your veterinarian to keep your whole family parasite-free! Read more>

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

Why Does My Veterinarian Want a Poop Sample?

By Dr. Ruth MacPete

It may seem like a strange request, but it's always a great idea to bring a fresh poop sample from your dog for his regular checkup. Find out why -- and how to collect one -- here. Read more>

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

Roundworm and Dogs

Reviewed by Peter Kintzer DVM, DACVIM 

These hard-to-detect parasites can cause issues from weight-loss, to diarrhea, to human infection. Find out what you need to know about roundworms, which dogs are most at risk for getting them and how to protect your whole family in these articles:

What Are Roundworms and Why Should I Care?

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Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

What Are Hookworms and Why Should I Care?

 By Dr. Mike Paul

Hookworms are an intestinal parasite that can cause diarrhea, weight loss, anemia and other problems in dogs and other animals. Find out how to protect your family from this common parasite. Read more>

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

What Are Tapeworms and Why Should I Care?

 

Tapeworms are a common intestinal parasite that can infect both pets and people, but should you worry? Get the facts about the most common type of tapeworm infection, Dipylidium caninum. Read more>

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

What Are Whipworms and Why Should I Care?

 By Dr. Mike Paul

Whipworms are relatively common in dogs and can live in an environment for many years waiting for a host. Find out how to keep your dog safe while still enjoying the great outdoors with your pooch. Read more>

Intestinal Parasites and Dogs

Giardia: Is It a Threat to Me and My Pets?

 

Giardia is a nasty parasite that can affect dogs, cats, and even people. This video talks about the life cycle of Giardia and how both pets and people come into contact with it. Watch the video>

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