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Fox Lungworm

Fox lungworm (Crenosoma vulpis) is considered endemic in fox populations of the Northeastern United States and the Maritime provinces. In Canadian dogs, fox lungworm infection has been reported in ON, PQ, NB, NS, PEI, NL.

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Treatment and Control of Ticks in Cats

It is important to protect cats from ticks, just as much as dogs. Here are some ways to control, prevent and treat ticks in cats.

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Lungworm (Crenosoma vulpis) Infections in Dogs

Often, we have pet owners tell us that they don’t need a dewormer because they don’t see worms. With some species of worms, we wouldn’t expect to see any adult worms unless the pet was severely debilitated by an infestation. Very infrequently in pets that have parasites are these worms ever seen.  

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Ticks: Arthropod Parasites

Ticks are skin parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. Ticks like motion, warm temperatures from body heat, and the carbon dioxide exhaled by mammals. This is why they are attracted to such hosts as dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, cattle, small mammals, etc.

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Giardia

Giardia is a protozoal parasite common in humans and domestic animals worldwide. It comes in two forms: an active form (mobile trophozoite) that lives in the small intestine and a cystic form that is released from the intestinal tract and survives in wet conditions.

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The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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