Internal Parasites (Intestinal Parasites and Heartworms)

Intestinal parasites are parasites that can infect the gastro-intestinal tract of humans and other animals.
Intestinal Parasites
Pets should generally be checked for intestinal parasites between 6 to 8 weeks of age.

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heartworm disease is becoming increasingly more common. Several cases are diagnosed each year.

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Flea Season can be Tapeworm Season
the problem begins with the flea, and enormously mobile insect. The flea can jump approximately 150 times its length, the equivalent of a man jumping the length of three football fields in a single bound.

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Pet to People Worms
pet owners sometimes worry about getting worms from pets, it is possible, but preventable by simple measures. There are several different worms that can infect dogs and cats.

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Zoonoses and You
unfortunately most physicians are deficient in their knowledge of zoonotic diseases. In light of this most of them overreact and go to the extreme when faced with a possible zoonotic.

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