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Bothersome Bugs for Dogs

Learn which insects might bother or sicken your dog this summer.

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Tapeworms in Dogs

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of canine tapeworms.

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Apple Cider Vinegar as Flea Control for Dogs

Learn more about whether apple cider vinegar may be a good treatment for your dog's fleas.

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Pediculosis: Lice in Dogs

Many people wonder if lice are contagious between species. Learn whether dogs, cats, and humans can get lice from each other.

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Watch Out for Ticks This Year

Ticks are more than a nuisance; they can cause severe illness. Mild winters may be causing increased tick numbers and movement. Learn about ticks on dogs, how to get rid of ticks, and signs of tick-borne illnesses.

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Animated Heartworm Video by Bayer: VIDEO

This animation of the heartworm life cycle will help you understand the disease and why it’s important to give dogs heartworm preventative.

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Flea Control for Dogs

There are many considerations when deciding what type of flea control to use for your dog. Find out the different types of flea control for dogs and how they work.

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Ringworm in Dogs

Ringworm, despite the name, is not a worm. It is a fungal skin disease that can infect dogs, cats, human beings, and a variety of other animals. Learn more about ringworm in dogs here.

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Cuterebra Infestations in Dogs

Your dog may become exposed to many parasites in their environment with warmer weather. One of those parasites is the larva of the Cuterebra fly that may cause a wound or sore on your dog's skin.

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Dog Worms: Canine Intestinal Parasites

Worms, or intestinal parasites, can affect all puppies and dogs. Intestinal parasitism is one of the most common conditions in clinical veterinary practice and is frequently identified in all dogs.

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