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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia can cause acute or chronic diarrhea in dogs and is sometimes severe. Learn about giardia in dogs here.

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Coccidia in Dogs

Coccidia in dogs is usually self-limiting but can cause severe illness in puppies and adult dogs with other health issues.

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Whipworms in Dogs

Whipworms in dogs are an intestinal parasite that can cause diarrhea and anemia. Learn more.

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Hookworms in Dogs

Learn about hookworms and how dogs are infected by them and what you can do to prevent hookworms.

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Roundworms in Dogs

Learn all about roundworms in dogs, including how to check for them, how they get them, and how you can get them too.

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Which Insect Repellants Are Safe for Your Dog?

Some insect repellents are not safe for dogs. Learn what we think about canine insect repellents here.

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4 Tips to Avoid Getting Intestinal Parasites from Your Dog

Learn how to keep yourself and your kids from contracting intestinal parasites from dogs.

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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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