Category: Worms

I found a loose stool with blood and what looks like jelly on the kitchen floor this morning - what do I do?

I found a loose stool with blood and what looks like jelly on the kitchen floor this morning - what do I do?
Acute and Chronic colitis in dogs and cats
What is Acute Colitis? Acute colitis is a common condition in pets and is characterised by a sudden onset colonic inflammation with a diarrhoea that may contain mucous and/or fresh blood. Clinical signs The most common symptoms are straini...
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Breeding with your dog

Breeding with your dog
Breeding
Understanding the female’s cycle A female dog will only come into heat for the first time between the age of seven months and anytime up to a year of age. Occasionally this period may be longer. The age at which they first come into heat is governed by a combination of factors but...
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Can humans get worms from dogs and cats?

Can humans get worms from dogs and cats?
Zoonotic helminths – Worms which humans can get from pets
Have you ever wondered if humans can get worms from dogs and cats? You don’t have to wonder any longer, the answer is ‘yes’.  In this overview we look at which worms can be transmitted between pets and humans, what diseases they cause and how to prevent this potential healt...
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The worm you did not know about - Spirocerca lupi

The worm you did not know about - Spirocerca lupi
Worms
Most people do not know about this little worm. It has a strange and difficult name and an equally strange life-cycle. Normal deworming remedies do not kill this parasite and most people do not even know when their dog is infected with it. This article will try and shed some light on the how, w...
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The no-good, the bad and the ugly

The no-good, the bad and the ugly
Worms
Few people can hear the word “worms” without cringing – especially if it is related to a beloved pet. Unfortunately, parasites living in the stomach and intestines occur all too common in our dogs and cats. These parasites live in the digestive tract, causing damage and robbing ...
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