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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

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 in another animal's feces.… Read More

Jul 16, 2008

[video] Trichuriasis in Dogs The whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) parasiteis generally transmitted to dogs when they ingestinfested matter, although whipworms can be contracted from other infected animals as well. Whipworm eggs can live in an environment anywhere from a few months to years, and can be… Read More

Patty Khuly, DVM
Mar 22, 2008

One of my newest clients arrived at the office with reams of printouts in tow extolling the horrors of administering monthly poisons to protect our pets from heartworms. She also happened to live in the soggiest, boggiest part of Miami where mosquitoes are rumored to suck the life out of anything… Read More

Patty Khuly, DVM
Oct 03, 2006

Do you ever wonder why it is you administer heartworm medication to your dogs (and some of you, to your cats)? If you’re reading this I know you’re not illiterate. You can surely tackle the print on the side of a box with ease. However, did you ever wonder how common these wormy creatures are and… Read More