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Intestinal Worms in Dogs and...

The four types of intestinal parasites commonly seen in both dogs and cats are tapeworms,...

Worms in paradise: On...

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Intestinal Worms in Dogs...

Learn about the different types of worms in dogs (and cats) here ... roundworms, tapeworms,...
 

Parasitic Stomach Worm (Ollulanis) Infection Cats

Ollulanis infection is a parasitic worm infection that occurs mainly in cats. It is caused by Ollulanus tricuspis, which spreads in the environment through the vomit of other infected hosts and goes on to take up residence in the stomach lining.

Stomach Worm Infection (Physalopterosis) in Cats

Physalopterosis is caused by the organism Physaloptera spp., a parasite that can infect a cat's gastrointestinal tract. Typically, only a few worms are present; in fact, single worm infections are common.

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Feline Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is becoming more common. Heartworms most commonly affect dogs, but cases involving cats are on the rise.

Mosquito Season Means Heartworms ... In Cats?

Yes really. Cats can get heartworms, too. This is why monthly treatments are available to help keep your cats from getting them. But interestingly, the subject is not without its share of controversy. Not everyone agrees that cats should be subject to monthly doses of drugs to prevent a disease that’s not really as common as all...

Alternative Proteins for Pet Foods: Of Insects, Worms and Lab...

In case you don’t know this about me I have a thing about where my pets’ food comes from. I want it to be healthy, wholesome and biologically appropriate to their species, of course, but I also care about the protein itself: Was it sustainably sourced? Humanely raised? Humanely slaughtered?

Raccoon Disease in Cats

The Baylisascaris procyonis larvae is found in a large part of the animal population, including humans -- making this a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be spread from an infected animal to other animal species, as well as to humans.

Coccidiosis in Cats

Coccidia infect a cat’s intestine causing coccidiosis, an intestinal tract infection that commonly causes diarrhea and is often confused with worms. Coccidia are not parasitic worms, they are microscopic parasites that live within cells of the intestinal lining.

Roundworms in Cats

Roundworms are an intestinal parasite found commonly in cats, especially young cats. Cats usually contract roundworms by direct contact with infected soil.

Lungworms in Cats

Lungworms are a parasitic worm species that cause severe breathing (respiratory) problems. Cats that are allowed to roam outdoors and hunt rodents and birds are especially at risk for developing this type of parasitic infection.

Parasitic Infection of the Respiratory Tract in Cats

Respiratory parasites can be worms, or insects such as maggots or mites that live in the respiratory system, either in the passages or in the blood vessels. The infestation might affect the upper respiratory tract, including the nose, throat, and windpipe.

The Return of the Worm

Resistance to "anthelmintics" — drugs that kill parasitic worms — is becoming an ever bigger problem in veterinary medicine.

Hookworms in Cats

Hookworms are found in cats. They attach themselves to wall of the small intestine and feed. In severe cases, this may lead to malnutrition and death.

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