Tag Archives: parasites

Concerning Intestinal Parasites

A dog licks a baby

The New York Times published a disturbing article in last week’s Science Section. The article highlighted the risk to humans of worms transmitted in the feces of dogs and cats to children. In Linnaean taxonomy, the worm is known as Toxocara (cati in cats and canis in dogs); in the veterinarian’s office, the worm is

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Veterinary Research: A Year in Review

Veterinary research results in new treatments, procedures and tests leading to improved pet healthcare. For the first blog of 2016, Fur the Love of Pets will review some of the research published in 2015 which has had a positive impact on the care of dogs and cats. Rabies Vaccination While it is important to keep both

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Treatment of Allergies in Pets

a vet checking a dog for signs of allergies

Spring officially arrived nearly three weeks ago, but the onset of allergy season may not arrive too soon this year, given our harsh winter. But once it warms up, pollen, dust mites, fleas, grass, weeds and mold will kick off allergy season in pets. Clinical Signs of Allergies Does your dog rub his face along

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Flea and Tick Prevention: 2015 Update

When I started my career as a veterinarian, the options for flea and tick control were limited, smelly and messy. I dispensed cans of spray, bottles of dip, and cartons of powder, but hardly ever prescribed a flea collar. Back then, the collars were not that effective and some thought the only way a flea

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Weird Worms

parasites on a bedsheet

Practicing in an urban setting, we don’t see too many pets with worms, partly because the city lifestyle reduces exposure to fleas and vermin which transmit worms and partly because I follow the Companion Animal Parasite Council and recommend year round heartworm prevention. Those medications control many common intestinal parasites. Here is information about some

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