Parasites come in a variety of forms - worms that live in the heart, intestine or other places, mites on the skin or in the ears, fleas, ticks and more. Learn about the parasites that commonly affect dogs, cats and sometimes ... humans, too.
Dogs are susceptible to many types of parasites, in part because of their active lifestyle (dog parks, outside time) and in part because of their love of "snacking" on things that they shouldn't. Many types of intestinal parasites, such as roundworms, hookworms and whipworms are transmitted via a fecal to oral route. Cleaning up the yard is important to reduce this transmission. Learn more about worms, fleas, mites and other common veterinary parasites.
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