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Animal parasites refer to the common parasites that afflict animals, such as worms, ticks, mites, lice, and fleas. Animal parasites come in two varieties, external and internal, and can be very troublesome for the animal, sometimes leading to severe illness or death. There are often treatment options for these parasites, but the best way avoid exposure is for animals to receive regular veterinary care.
%FOLLOWUPS% What type of worms does your dog have? Do you have him protected against heartworm? Tapeworm is only one type of worm that a dog can get. It is also transmittable to humans. Roundworm is another type of worm. Each require different types of treatment. With tapeworm you can see small whi…
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for what kind of worms? tape?no it does not hurt the dog..unless its heartworms...if you suspect your dog has heartworms DONOT give him the heartworm medication instead immediately schedule an appt with your vet  A DifferentOf COURSE it causes harm. Wormer is poison. Wormer can hurt your dog e…
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%REPLIES% Answer I believe it's called a tape worm. You need to get the dog to a vet. They will treat him for worms and probably give you something to give to the dog at home. It is possible for animals to die of worms if not treated. Answer yes its a tapeworm, you can treat it with th…
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Small White Worm on Dogs The answer to the question about the worm is, a cuterebra its a fly larva called a bot fly that is embedded in small animals skin. They can be difficult to get out because sometimes they poke out and hide, and there is no known way to prevent it. It is possible that the wor…
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I believe it's called a tape worm. You need to get the dog to a vet. They will treat him for worms and probably give you something to give to the dog at home. It is possible for animals to die of worms if not treated.   yes its a tapeworm, you can treat it with the wormers you find at your …
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The symptoms of roundworms in adult cats are very similar to tapeworms. In kittens vomiting, diarrhea, dull coats, a pot belly on a thin body, and weakness are symptoms of roundworm. It is a good idea to get your kitten checked for roundworm by your vet, as it can cause serious illness in kittens. …
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Answer It usually happens when they poop after they get the shot. It should be dead worms. Also you sometimes need a two week follow up and possibly another shot. Check into that, otherwise the worms could come back and you'd have to start over. But yes, it is normal to see the worms coming out, …
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%REPLIES% Answer For some kinds you can tell because the poop has white things in it. Answer Dogs usually will try to bite or lick their rear ends and in some cases they will scoot their butts along the grass or the floor. It is always wise to take a stool sample into your vets a coup…
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Yes you can.Avoid intimate contact with the animal ie., don't let the puppy kiss and lick you.Assuming the puppy has been dewormed for a second time, a good perventive that there will be no 3rd occurance is to alway's clean up the doggie do,do!! When on walks with your puppy never let puppy sniff or…
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The first thing you need to do is try to identify what kind of worms your dog has. Once you've done this, go to your local pet store and ask for worming medication specific to the worms you are trying to treat. It would be easiest to take a stool sample to your local vets office and have them identi…
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Answer You do need other shots for all the other worm problems. It sounds terrible, but a must, and I get it for my pets all the time. This also includes cats. Answer Our vet gives us heartworm pills for our dog that also kill a long list of other parasites. In our case, we'd be over-medicati…
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Answer 3 Spot-On Pesticides such as Frontline, Zodiac, Defend, Bio Spot, Advantix, Adams and Advantage trigger adverse reactions in dogs and cats, shorten life spans, cause terminal illness, and premature death. Chemicals injected into your pets blood stream compromise with their vital organs, inc…
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Treatment of Addison's disease involves replacing, or substituting, the hormones that the adrenal glands are not making. The only FDA recommended treatment for canine Addison's is DOCP (Percorten-V) in combination with prednisone tablets. Florinef (oral medication) may also be used. The doses of eac…
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Make sure you have: a lice comb olive oil or mayonaise shower caps towels What to do: Cover your dry hair with olive oil, dawn dish soap or mayonnaise until saturated. Put shower cap on and then wrap your head in a towel. Leave on for about 8 hours. This will suffocate …
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1. things that look like "rice" or even small, wiggling "worms" in stool.2. skinny puppy, big round belly3. skooting butt on floor4. "staring" fur -- dry, unhealthy-looking coatThe puppy would show signs of fatigue and weakness in advanced stages. He/she would also be looking a little thin under the…
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Possibly, yes. Related Information: Dogs are generally larger and don't clean themselves as much or as often with their tongues, so the flea and tick remedies used on them can be stronger and more toxic. Since cats do clean themselves mostly with their tongues, they can ingest, and be poisoned by, p…
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Answer Sometimes a dry coughing is a sign of heartworm. Other worms might cause a drastic loss in weight or the inability to gain weight. Your dog's stool might actually contain worms as well. Because you may not recognize the symtpoms of worms and your dog may mask pain, it's really imper…
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Answer It's called a tapeworm. Take him to the vet to be de-wormed and don't let him eat anything that he finds outside. ***it is actually called a Roundworm, but needs to be taken to the the vet to be dewormed
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As far as I know there are no effective home remedies for ear mites. Ear mites can be a huge problem, take a while to cure and the mites can migrate to other areas of the cat, such as the face, and even under the nail beds. You need to give effective medical treatment and ensure that any other cats …
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If they are very small and white and look like rice when they dry, those are tapeworms. Tapeworms are a lot harder to get rid of and need stronger medicine. There is a brand that you can usually buy at a farm & home store and it comes with 5 pills. Each pill is for so many pounds of dog. Otherw…
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Garlic keeps some things away You are getting garlic confused with giving your dog garlic to keep fleas away. Some say this works and others find they still have to go to their vets for "Program" to control fleas. The odor of the garlic, as it leaves the dog's skin, can help repel fleas, but it wil…
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Borax, a powder detergent you can find in any grocery store, works well. Sprinkle it in your carpets and floors, leave for the better part of a day and then vacuum. It's messy, but it kills fleas. Call an exterminator for the fleas in the house, get a pet collar for your dog/cat and spray t…
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Fleas Spend the money and go to a vet and get either Frontline or Advantage flea drops. If you can, bug bomb your house with flea specific spray. If you can't use the bombs, spray everything. Carpet powder for fleas helps. Do all cracks. Frequent vacumning helps. The biggest thing is the flea dro…
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Step 1.) Wear latex gloves to protect yourself. Use a pair of tweezers or a specially-designed tick removal tool to grasp the tick at the point of attachment. This should be done as close to the skin as possible. Step 2.) Be very careful not to squeeze the body of the tick, as this may cause bacteri…
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Answer Worms have tiny mouths and will take extremely small bits out of things like bacteria, fungi and protozoa. The love organic matter such as plants, fruit, compost heaps of cut grass, potato peelings and decaying animals. When the food is too large for their mouths they moisten it to mak…
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yes yes because fleas are parasites, they feed on the blood and can take too much of animals blood, small and young animals are much more at risk and will be affected more quickly than larger animals, in larger animals it may not even be noticeable, but their health is very much at risk and ultim…
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any soap will, if you leave it on for about 15 minutes but it is very importlant to throughly rinse it off the dog, to avoid skin irritation...also if you include some garlic powder in their food, it repells fleasGarlic is actually known to be bad for dogs, so I would avoid adding it to their food i…
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Information Demodicosis (Red Mange) Demodicosis (red mange) is a skin disease caused by a small mite not visible to the naked eye. This mite lives down in the root of the hair. All normal dogs have a small population of mites, but only certain animals will get a disease from mite overgrowth. In som…
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Lice, Ticks, BedBugs.
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Maggots eat any type of food, including rotten fruit, and dead bodies. Bleach alone will NOT kill them. Use boiling water; then the bleach. Do not leave any food out of your fridge or you'll have a nursery of baby maggots. If you have a garbage disposal use it and put any the leftovers in there or f…
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Some suggest garlic. I don't like garlic because it's in the onion family and causes anemia in dogs. I've had great results with a topical all-natural treatment of essential oils that's cut with almond oil (which is a great emollient in itself). I just spray the solution on a bandanna, rub the banda…
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they are inverabrates mostly parasites most roundworms cant be seen without a microscopehave long bodies with pionted ends1st organisms to have a digestive system1st organisms to have a mouth and an anus
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If you put it on him prior to the bath, not likely. Read the label. Some are water proof, some are not. Give your dog a bath, wait until he's dry and then apply the flea treatment.I have been told to wait till the next day to put it on after a bath... Apparently, this is because the flea meds are re…
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HELL YEAH! ;) I would disagree with the above answer. Some say it's bad, others say it's okay to give them a little. I mean, how much different are dogs from horses and cows (besides the fact that dogs are omnivores and horses and cows are herbivores)? Horses and cows are given salt licks to satisf…
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It is not likely for humans to get heart worm, although they can get worms. When they get worms they can migrate to a number of places including the lungs, eye and testicles. If they do migrate to the lungsthey can cause a cist but they will not not live for long. If they migrate to the eye then…
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A badger might commonly have fleas, mites, ticks or lice.
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I gave my 5wk old puppies deworm. They started pooping worms within two hours. Triple wormer is an over the counter medication available at animal supply stores (without a prescription). It kills roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms and begins working immediately. I was advised to give my dog a seco…
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Answer an example would be a flea and a dog. The flea drinks the dogs blood, but does nothing beneficial for the dog.
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A red circle on your skin. See the related link for a photo.
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Newborn puppies who have worms got them from their mothers (dams) in utero if she has worms. Thus you really must worm a potential mother dog BEFORE she becomes pregnant. You can begin using the proper dog wormer at age three weeks. DoctorsFoster&Smith online sell this medicine and tell you the …
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Answer More than likely they are tapeworms. You should take your cat to the vet and get prescription medicine to take care of them. When they dry they normally turn brown and look like rice.
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1. Keep grass cut short. Ticks love tall grass and weeds. Keep weeds out. Keep Cats and dogs away from weeds and woods. 2. Place glue traps inside house. You can make your own glue trap with cardboard and then use petro jelly for the sticky glue. You can place these in window seals and outside as w…
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Answer There are many different ways to remove a tick and oil is one of them, but it isn't the best way to do it. You can either take your dog to a vet and have them take the tick out, or take a pair of tweezers (this is a two man job) one holding the dog as still as possible, and gently put the …
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with great difficulty!!! It's not a nice ordeal, but the only way is by holding them by the scruff off there neck. The best idea is to just shower them and wash them with a flea shampoo. ANNNGGGG!! Wrong. (sort of) Don't use a shower. It'll freak the cat out because they have an instinct not…
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DO NOT use Frontline (chemical name is Fipronil) on your rabbit! This topically applied flea medication has been linked with numerous rabbit deaths due to severe neurological side effects. Advantage for Kittens and (NOT Advantix) and Revolution for Kittens have safely been used to treat flea and ea…
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a bot fly is a fly that can lay eggs on you and when the egg hatches the larva will dig through your skin and try to go inside your body.
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Though heartworms are large enough to be seen with the naked eye, dogs to do not pass heartworms the way they may pass intestinal worms. Therefore, they are sometimes harder to detect. Unless a dog is taken in for surgery or X-rays, the average dog owner will never know that their dog has heartworms…
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coughing. Some symptoms of heartworms include coughing, lack of appetite and weight loss.
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yes they can
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Flies lay their eggs and they hatch as maggots
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Do Not Expose Newborn Pets To Others The Answer is a resounding NO You new born or baby puppy should never be exposed to another animal be it dog, cat , horse or gerbil (as examples). Exposure to any other animal but those living in your house (and properly vaccinated ) will most definitely lea…
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A fumigation by a professional exterminator is the most effective, but aerosols for the control of fleas, or other pests, can be used if precautions are taken.On a smaller scale, treat all pets with flea products, and spray rugs and furniture with liquid flea sprays. These can reduce flea population…
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Whipworms and Puppy's Health Yes, they are. No parisitical infestation is good for any animal. Causes inflammation of the digestive tract, diarrhea and a whole host of other problems. Hit your local pet store for some worming treatment, the local superstore may have it, otherwise got a worming trea…
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Whipworms in Puppies Yes, they are. No parisitical infestation is good for any animal. Could cause inflammation of the digestive tract, diarrhea and a whole host of other problems. Hit your local pet store for some worming treatment, the local superstore may have it, otherwise got a worming tre…
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Yawning is a modified breathing activity that is associated with vertebrate animals that have lungs. It is believed that yawning is a way to introduce more air and oxygen into the lungs so the animal is more prepared for activity; in other words, it's trying not to fall asleep. Since worms do not ha…
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FliesFlies will only go to your dog if it is dirty, unwashed, or very unhealthy. You should stop your dog from getting into the garbage or rolling in refuse.FleasFor fleas, you can Buy an all-in-one tablet to prevent fleas and bugs from infecting your dog. (Sentinel Spectrum etc.)For a more immediat…
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yes it can be so
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Ticks generally reside on the underside of leaves of bushes, etc., and when your dog decides to relieve himself under the nearest bush, they can either get on your dog as he brushes up against the underside of the leaf, or falls/jumps to your animal when the opportunity presents itself. Depending …
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Dog worm pictures can be found in your local library. Also, a veterinarian can give you some pictures of dog worms if you ask.
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Sometimes it's difficult to see if they have worms and you should deworm your cat a couple times of year. Phone your local vet and they will tell you and then get the worm capsules from them as they know the correct dose for the weight of your cat.  How cats can get wormsTape worms-the ones th…
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Dogs get tapeworms through eating a wild animal infected with tape worms like a rabbit or eating raw pork or eating faeces that has tape worm eggs contained within it.
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Die Webworms!While unsghtly, webworms will not destroy an established tree. Saplings, however, may end up a loss. One way to get rid of web worms is to pierce the web with a long pole (preferably with two nails driven perpendicular to each other at the end of the pole, creating a 'T') and begin twir…
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The hookworm is a parasitic nematode worm that lives in the small intestine of its host, which may be a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Two species of hookworms commonly infect humans, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. Necator americanus predominates in the Americas, Sub-Saharan Afr…
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Getting fleas in one's home can seem extremely overwhelming. The best way to get rid of them is to wash all the bedding in the home, vacuum thoroughly, and purchase a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier works to reduce the humidity, which will kill off adult fleas.
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Grapes are bad for dogs but the scientific reasoning behind the toxicity is not known. Grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs.
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a monthly ingection from a vet
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Answer No. Dos do NOT carry or transfer human lice...they are non-transferrable.
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Tapeworms can reproduce sexually and asexually.
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Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them. As a biological discipline, the scope of parasitology is not determined by the organism or environment in question, but by their way of life. This means it forms a synthesis of other disciplines, and draws on t…
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They could've eaten something bad, they could've not had their vaccines and was around other dogs or animals and their feces, or the dog could've gotten a parasite, like fleas or ticks.
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You get lice by coming in contact with a person who has lice. You can also get lice by using an infected person's combs, brushes, hair ornaments, headphones, clothing, or bedding. So you should not share a friend's personal items because you could catch lice from them. You can get lice from just bei…
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They've got all sorts of treatments. Ask the vet. They MIGHT need a poo sample from your dog. That's what they asked for from my cat.
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From the description, I would guess these are tapeworms. Unless the infestation gets severe, they won't harm your dog noticeably, but they tend to make owners unhappy. To get them cleared up, you will need to take your dog to your veterinarian for a worm egg count and identification and prescription…
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An endoparasite (or internal parasite) is a parasite which feeds with his entire body standing inside the host's surface (epithelium, for animals).
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Answer There are topical coat sprays and prescription applications (some contain fipronil and require only once-monthly application). Flea and tick shampoos range from limited-use, active shampoos, to milder medicated ones, to simple citrus-containing dishwashing liquids (which will drown adult …
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Drugstore beetles are insects that look like really big, flying fleas. The insects in question (Stegobium paniceum) can be found worldwide even though they favor warmer regions and structures and populate the tropics less than similar-looking cigarette beetles (Lasioderma serricorne). They look like…
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organisms that live inside another organism, deriving nutrition from the host.
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with egg yolk and a muscel mesaige
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Lice typically live in your hair. When you brush your hair they can come off on the brush and live there for about a week. Sometimes they go to other people, kind of like a sickness... Your scalp also gets really itchy.
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Animal parasites: lice on humans mosquitos on humans leech on mammals round worms/nematodes in most vertebrates fasciola in humans tapeworms in cow ticks on dogs fleas on dogs barnacles on crabs worms consuming the blood from animals Bacterial parasites: Bacterial infections, such as…
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There are some ways: Prenatal infection occurs when the larvae migrate through the placenta in utero. Almost all puppies are infected in this manner before birth. Mother's milk can also transmit ascarids. In addition, puppies and adults can become infected by ingesting eggs in the soil. But there ar…
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Answer Please, give a call to your vet, or at least to a trused pet shop. I seriousy love dogs and hate to think of one going through a cure that might be worse than the problem. Answer Please don't do that!! Just give the dog a flea bath, and couple that with flea deterrent products you can …
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Unfortunately there are no cures for Addison's disease. However, it can be managed by giving your dog hormones to replace the hormones that are not being produced by his adrenal glands. With careful management, your dog can live a normal life.
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Heartworms are parasitic worms that live in dogs. They have a complicated life cycle which includes one stage of development in the gut of mosquitoes, then a larval stage in the skin and capillaries of dogs, then an adult stage in the pulmonary veins of a dog. These parasites were given the name "he…
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Stick insects are well adapted to blend in with the environment. It is a structural adaptation, as it enables it to be mistaken for a twig or branch.
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it is there nale coming out of the other side you have to cut it ones and a wiyel or it will happen! ^ i love who ever wrote this. P.S. (they spelled nail wrong) :)
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If you go to the vet they will give you some special medicine.
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They don't exactly EAT anything. Dirt goes in one end and comes out another. In fact they can't really eat anything since they don't have a mouth.
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There is 'Ovi' and also Program. Program comes in a small capsule (according to your cats weight as has to be bought at the vets) and you snip off the top, pull back the fur on your cat between the shoulder blades and put the full contents of the capsule onto the skin. DO NOT RUB IN!You also have th…
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sprinkle vinegar on them leave it for a while then was them and all of them should fall of.
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Yes, dogs can get lice but , lice is more human related.
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If you got the medication from your vet, they should have told you. If you bought it online, you can kill the dog if they already have heartworms.
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Most leeches will eat an entire earthworm whole! But they ALL have a passion for blood.I'm not recommending it, but you can take your pet leech and let him leech of you, your dog/cat/hamster/whatever for about 20 minutes until he/she gets full. They only consume a few cc's of blood, but you have to …
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Flea eggs look like tiny little balls. When they first come out of a flea, they're white-ish-yellow. But when they're about to hatch, or going to hatch, they turn black.
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use alcohol wipe you can get them at walmart.
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Answer Mmmm, here's the deal. Insects can survive in water for a while because they breathe through their bodies and small bubbles of air cling to the minute hairs on their bodies. You can't get rid of fleas by submerging the animal in water, it just won't work. Not to mention air is also trapped…
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A host can be infected in many different ways, like eating infected meat by vectors (other animals which carry them) ingesting cysts transported by the wind having their skin penetrated by the worms.
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