We get a lot of email from readers who are dealing with internal parasites. It’s heartbreaking to know that scores of our readers have gone to medical professionals to get help with the parasites that are infesting their bodies, only to be turned away as ‘delusional’, accused of being on drugs, or worse. Now our readers can get lab tested for parasites from the comfort of their own home, and without a doctor visit being required.
Carpet beetles are a household pest. While the adults cause little damage, their newly hatched eggs become larva that are very destructive.
Those who own or have treated dogs infected with heartworm have been waiting for an update on the 2011/2012 Immiticide shortage. The veterinary profession went into a near panic when drug giant Merial, makers of the only canine heartworm treatment on the market, Immiticide, announced in August of 2011 that they had to temporarily halt distribution of the drug for several weeks to several months. Citing a “technical issue in the plant,” the company went on to say that their inventory of Immiticide was depleted and that veterinarians should work on alternative protocols for treating and managing heartworm disease, such as a combination of steroids, antihistamines and preventative heartworm medication.
Worm snakes do not eat organic matter like earthworms, they actually feed almost exclusively on earthworms, but these creatures have a number of enemies themselves. They may be eaten by birds, mammals, and other snakes. Worm snakes mate in the fall and spring. The female worm snake lays up to a dozen eggs in the early summer.
Symptoms of worm infections are similar regardless of the worm that has infected the cat or kitten. The only way to be 100% sure of the types of worms infecting your animal is to provide a stool sample to your local veterinarian for testing.
Ringworm lives in dead skin, while hookworms, tapeworms, roundworms, and whipworms, live in the cat’s intestines. Also known as dermatophytosis, ringworm is an infection in the dead layer of the skin, hair, and nails. The fungus uses dead tissue, called keratin, in the skin as a source of nutrition.
How to Eat Fried Worms is a classic children’s story that was originally published in 1973. The book has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and it’s author, Thomas Rockwell has received numerous awards including The Mark Twain Award, The California Young Reader Medal, and The Sequoyah Book Award for How to Eat Fried Worms.
While there are plenty of places to find red worms for sale near Vancouver, WA, you can also purchase red worms online through dozens of retailers. You can buy worms from sites such as Planet Natural and Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm.
If you don’t have your pet screened often, you will have to become familiar with the symptoms of worms. One of the most obvious ways to determine if your dog has worms is to take a quick look at your pets feces. Worms can be seen protruding from your dog’s waste without examining closely.
Early detection is a good way to prevent vegetable eating worms from multiplying out of control. All you have to do is inspect your plants daily to check for signs of brown or gray moths and white butterflies. You should also inspect for eggs and larvae (worms).
Ribbon worms have several other unique abilities and traits. Some may have separate male and female organs (dioecious) while others may have both male and female organs (hermaphroditic). Ribbon worms can also regenerate chopped or damaged parts of their body.