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Worms in Pets and What To Do About Them

There are many wonders and joys to owning a pet, but along with the enormous responsibility they impose, there are unfortunately also a lot of complications that one might have to overcome, such as health problems. One of the health problems that both dogs and cats alike can face are intestinal worms. Continue reading [...]

Reader’s Mother May Have Whipworms

A woman wrote to us asking for help in identifying worms that her mother has passed with her stool. She says that her mom has been ill for three years, and that when they sent this specimen to a lab that the lab didn’t find anything. She has included a picture and a video. We want to note, as always, that we are not medical doctors. We do not claim to have any medical knowledge or training and are making no attempt to diagnose or treat any illnesses. However, we thought we would try to give the reader a suggestion as to what this might be so that she can bring the information to her doctor. We are going to assume that this sample was acquired in such a way that there is no possibility that this worm came from anywhere except the mother’s stool. Meaning that this is definitely Continue reading [...]

Feline Worm Identification

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. Continue reading [...]

How Do You Know If Your Dog Has Worms?

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. Continue reading [...]

Dogs with Worms

Dogs with worms will show a number of symptoms that will tell you that he has an infection. With the exception of heartworm, most dog worms will cause similar symptoms. Continue reading [...]

How to Identify Parasite Worms

You can identify them by becoming familiar with the way common parasite worms look or you may browse through images online. Continue reading [...]
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