PetMD Editorial
Oct 07, 2009

[video:wistia|ewsp6ds500|true] Otodectes cynotis mites, commonly called ear mites, are a relatively mild parasite infection. However, complications may arise when an animal has an immune hypersensitivity reaction that results in intense irritation of the external ear. Dogs with ear mites will… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 13, 2009

Coccidiosis in Cats Coccidiosis is a parasitic type of infection, caused by the Coccidia parasite. It most commonly causes watery, mucus based diarrhea in animals. If it is not treated, over time it can cause damage to the lining of a cat's intestinal tract. With appropriate and prompt treatment,… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 07, 2008

Physalopterosis in Dogs Physalopterosis is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract, caused by the parasitic organism Physaloptera spp. Typically, only a few worms are present; in fact, single worm infections are common. There is no age, breed, or gender that is more susceptible to acquiring this… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 30, 2008

[video:wistia|m7yo5tog3j|true]   Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect dogs if they are left unprotected. As a pet parent, you need to know the following information to help keep these parasites… Read More

Aug 18, 2008

Cuterebrosis in Dogs Flies of the genus Cuterebra are found in the Americas, where they are obligatory parasites of rodents and rabbits. Called botflies, they proliferate by laying eggs on blades of grass, or in nests, where they hatch, releasing maggots that crawl onto the skin of the passing host… Read More

Aug 14, 2008

[video:wistia|dto2mow6jc|true] Giardiasis in Dogs Giardiasis refers to an intestinal infection that is caused by the protozoan parasite giardia, which is the most common intestinal parasite that is found in humans. Dogs develop the infection by ingesting infectious offspring (cysts) that are shed… Read More