All about worms in dogs and cats

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Heartworm disease in dogs and cats

Prevention is paramount.

Learn about heartworm

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Hookworm infection in pets

Hookworm can be life-threatening.

What to know

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Tapeworms in dogs and cats

Find out if your pet needs a trip to the vet. Keep tapeworms away

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Signs of ringworm in dogs and cats

Ringworm isn’t a worm at all! Spot the signs

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Whipworms in dogs

What to know and how to help your pet. Avoid whipworms

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Roundworms and nematodes in pets

These common intestinal parasites are bad news. Read about roundworm

Common questions

A:There are a number of signs that point to your pet having worms. These range from diarrhea and lethargy to worm bits in poop and a recurring cough. Many pets even exhibit no obvious signs until the infestation becomes severe.

Excellent! This is the best time to prevent infestations. Your veterinarian will recommend routine testing and prophylactic treatment to continue preventing infestations or stop early infestations from becoming serious.

A:If you suspect your pet has any type of worm infestation, take them to the vet as soon as possible. Bring a stool sample and a list of any medications your pet is taking. Once your vet diagnoses your pet, they’ll prescribe appropriate treatment to help remove the parasite and treat any secondary health issues.
A:Different kinds of worms and worm larvae are transmitted in different ways. Some internal parasites, like roundworm, can spread to pets in the womb or through nursing even if the mother has no sign of infection — a big reason why your vet recommends routine deworming meds during your pet’s first year.
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Dental disease in dogs and cats

Danger signs that may mean pain or infection.

Signs of dental disease

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When to call the vet

Signs your furball needs help (and if it’s urgent!).

Spot the signs

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Ticks are gross and carry deadly diseases.

Keep ticks away


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