Parasites may be small, but these creatures can cause life-threatening illnesses and wreak havoc on your pet’s health. The most common pet parasites include fleas, ticks, ear mites, heartworms, intestinal worms (like roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms), and single-celled (protozoan) parasites like coccidia and giardia.
Read on for more info on what each parasite is, how they’re spread, symptoms, treatments and preventatives available, and how prevalent they are.
When we think of Lyme disease, many times we only think of humans being affected. But did you know that dogs can also contract Lyme disease? Increased white footed mice populations on the east coast are causing concern that this year’s risk of Lyme disease will be extremely high. Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease for dogs living in Central Indiana.