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Protecting Your Dog or Cat from Mosquitoes
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Mosquitos are small insects closely related to flies. Like flies, they have six legs and two wings, but mosquitos also have scales and have adapted long specialized mouthpieces. The female mosquito's proboscis, or mouthpieces, is able to pierce skin. Both male and female mosquito’s primary food is nectar or other sugar...
How to Get Rid of Worms in Dogs
Why do veterinarians always want a stool sample at annual visits? Well, the stool sample is used to screen your dog for intestinal parasites—or worms—in their poop. Many pet parents that come into the office think that their dog couldn’t possibly get worms for one reason or another. But every dog is at risk for worms, no matter where they live or how much time they spend outside. You might...
What Causes Roundworms in Dogs and How to Get Rid of Them
Roundworms are among the most common types of worms found in dogs—along with hookworms and whipworms. Roundworms can significantly impact a puppy’s health, and in rare cases, they can be fatal. But fortunately, roundworms in dogs can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated. This article will dive into and explain everything you need to know about roundworms in dogs—from what they are...
How to Get Rid of Tapeworms in Dogs
If you have a pet, you’ve probably heard about tapeworms or had to deal with them before. Worms can affect a dog’s overall health and cause some seriously nasty gastrointestinal issues. However, tapeworm infestations in dogs are not usually considered dangerous or life-threatening. Here’s what you need to know about tapeworms in dogs—from what they are and how they spread to how to treat...
Coccidia in Dogs
Coccidia in Dogs
Is your dog or puppy having diarrhea, but it smells almost like fungus, or not like normal diarrhea? Funny-smelling diarrhea can be a sign of a gastrointestinal issue in your dog known as coccidia. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about coccidia in dogs—from symptoms and causes to treatment and prevention. What Is Coccidia?Coccidia, also known as canine Cystoisospora spp....
What Are the Best Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs?
Fleas and ticks aren’t just gross—they’re dangerous. Both can carry diseases that can affect your dog, and they can put people at risk as well. Anyone who has had to tackle a flea infestation or pull ticks off of their dog knows how important it is to use a quality flea and tick prevention product. So how do you choose which is the best flea and tick pill for your dog? All of the...