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Animal Parasites

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.

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Frogs
Animal Parasites

Is it legal to have a pet leech?

Yes, but they do not make the best pets.

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Conditions and Diseases
Animal Parasites

Can parasites transfer from one person to another?

Very definitely YES! There are more parasites that can be transmitted from one person to another than you would probably like to think about!

A few choice internal parasites:

Amoeba = a microscopic (Protist) that causes Amoebic dysentery. Death from diarrhea is not pleasant.

Ascaris = a large, unpleasant intestinal roundworm. Spread by poor sanitation and hygiene.

Hookworm = another intestinal roundworm, but not as large as Ascaris. Spread the same way.

Tapeworm: potentially several feet long, this flat, segmented worm takes up residence in your intestine and eats what you eat. Easily "broken", each segment is capable of infecting someone else, or re-infecting you if you have poor hygiene.

and... what is probably the most deadly organism on the planet...

Plasmodium falciparum..... a parasitic protist (microscopic "animal") that causes malaria. It kills tens of thousands of the world's poorest people every year!

And then of course there are ectoparasites- they live outside of your body- head lice, scabies, bedbugs, chiggers, etc.

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Animal Parasites
Insects

What do sand fly bites look like?

Well, I've experienced sand gnat bites before so. When you first get it on the first day it should look like a little red dot or pale dot. the second day, you may start to itch a little and it get a little redder. But be careful of how much you itch it because it might start to bleed or be infected. What you do if it really itches is to go to a drug store around you somewhere and get itching cream extra strength. then you must apply it on your face, but not to much like 3-4 times. that should do it. but you also may get 1-20 bites somewhere on your body.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites
Potatoes

Can dogs get worms from raw potatoes?

The kind of worms that will give dogs problems do not live in potatoes - HOWEVER - if the raw potatoes also have dirt/soil on them, the dirt/soil may contain worms, eggs, larvae, or other parasites that CAN give dogs problems. It isn't the potatoes they will get the worms from, it is the soil.

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Animal Parasites
Ticks and Mites

How do you remove dog ticks from your car interior?

One of two ways.

1. If you know your car has ticks pick them off!

2. Put tick or bug powder on your car then in 5-15 minutes or time listed on the back of the bottle, wait that long and vacuum it up.

**** If anymore problems try placing garlic in your car. Garlic is a natural repellent for ticks and other blood sucking parasites.********

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Cats (Felines)
Cat Health
Animal Parasites

How do cats get worms?

Cats can pick up worms by ingestion such as with flea's and the tapeworm which is carried by the Flea, hookworms in the grass, and by other animals that already have these parasites. some kittens get them from their mothers who have them already. and yes cats can get heartworm also, from our mosquito non friends.

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Dog Health
Cat Health
Animal Parasites

Will dog flea drops hurt a cat?

Yes! It well harm your cat because dog flea drops are much too strong for a cat! If you do then immediately wash it off with a wet whipe or a wet (paper) towel! You should just give it cat flea medicine. that is most safe.

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Animal Parasites
Centipedes

How many pairs of hearts does a garden worm have?

According to my Snapple cap, The common garden worm has 5 pairs of hearts

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Animal Parasites
Bedbugs

Will a flea fogger get rid of bedbugs?

it really just depends on how strong it is :)

Foggers will not work against bed bugs and just make them spread to other areas of your house.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites
Fleas

How do you know if your dog gave you fleas?

Fleas usually leave bites. They will likely be itchy and commonly swollen slightly and red. Similar to mosquito bites. That would be the most obvious way to tell. You can also see them if you look very close, some people may need to use a magnifying glass. They are very small black (sometimes brown) dots and they move and jump when disturbed making them easier to see and feel as they jump around on you. You can use a flea comb on your hair to see if there are any, since the flea combs are very fine toothed and capture the fleas. Often if your dog has fleas and is in the house, the carpet will have fleas that will jump on you as you walk through, so remember to treat the whole house for the fleas and not just the dog. It is especially important to treat the dog's bed and near the bed, following the directions on the label of the product you use (which may or may not require keeping the dog and children from the area temporarily after treatment.) Ask your veterinarian's technician or at a specialized pet store for recommendations of products they carry and information for use.

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Animal Parasites
Animal Life

What animals live in a tunnel?

the platypus and various moles Ex: starry nose mole. Also the bats can live there.

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Animal Parasites

What part of man's body does taenia solium live?

Taenia solium

Adult worms live in human small intestine causing taeniasis. The larval stage (Cysticercus cellulose) lives in pig or human tissues causing human cysticercosis.

I'd say the small intestine.

But, that's just from a quick google, I didn't look much.

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Goats and Sheep
Animal Parasites

How often should you worm a goat?

It depends on the type of worms that your goat has - it is best to do a faecal egg count and a larval culture first. Then depending on what worms are found then a drench which is appropriate.

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Animal Parasites
Centipedes
Chocolate

Can you get worms from eating chocolate?

Not usually, no.

Lol no but I also believed you could until I was in my early 20s.. Seems my mum didn't want my teeth to rot!

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Parasites
Microbiology

Can beer kill heartworms?

No, beer does not kill heartworms.

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Animal Parasites
Centipedes

What do THC worms look like?

They are plump and neon orange.

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Cats (Felines)
Cat Health
Animal Parasites
Fleas

How long must you submerge your cat in soapy water to drown her fleas?

I would highly recommend combing out as many as you can, calling your vet and order one "Capstar" which starts killing off ALL fleas within 30 minutes, then also order one Frontline to put at the nape of the neck 24 hours later (no earlier). This will get rid of ALL fleas.

I would wash all blankies, bedding, etc. where the fleas might have gone. They will stay off your cat with the Frontline (and initial Capstar pill), but YOU may get bit! Dang fleas, anyhoo! :o)

Red-Cross Certified in Dog and Cat First Aid

Retired Volunteer/Foster/Adopt-a-Pet-er for Kill Shelter

Owned by 9 Beloved Indoor-Only Kill Shelter Felines, 6 w/Special Needs >^..^<

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Animal Parasites
Potatoes

Do potatoes have worms?

well some people say no but i would have to say yes because some potatoes can be rotten then worms can get in the potatoes easily through the holes

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites

What are the causes of bright green stool in dogs?

Here are two reason for green (pea soup) diarrhea in dogs. I'm sure there are more! Giardia Infectious Enteritis

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Animal Parasites
Head Lice

Why do you have to wash bed linen after head lice?

Off of a human's head lice cannot not live past 24-48 hours. Therefore, when they have fallen off onto your pillows, blankets, sheets, stuffed animals, etc. they may still be there (alive) after you have treated your hair. So to prevent getting head lice back into your hair, it is best to wash your bedding and dry them thoroughly. Lice and nits will die in temperatures higher than 138 degrees.

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Care of Rabbits
Animal Parasites

How do you know if your rabbit has worms?

First answer: You will be able to see most worms in the stool or on the rabbits butt. Others will take a vet to detect and to get rid of. The ones in the stool can be treated with cat dewormer.

More information: Be very careful about giving anything to a rabbit that is made for a cat! Some products are safe, but many are toxic to rabbits, and unless you know the exact, specific difference, you may be endangering your rabbit. If you don't have experience treating rabbits for worms, take your rabbit to the vet the first time so that you don't make a deadly mistake.

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Animal Parasites
Head Lice

Can head lice live on dyed hair?

Head lice can live on any color or length of hair....they don't like color treated hair but they will infest it.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites

Can flea medicine be applied to a dog twice in a month?

What kind of flea medicine? I'm sure there are loads of kinds and different answers for many of them.

You can put diatomaceous earth on them a lot more than twice a month as long as you don't get it in their eyes or lungs (which may be difficult, considering that it's the consistency of powdered sugar, only lighter). It might dry the dog's skin if you put too much on, though (but that's just because the stuff absorbs water and may puncture cells on a microscopic level-though it is natural and hypoallergenic; it's even edible and supposedly great for getting rid of intestinal parasites, as well as being a great nutritional supplement for silica).

If it's something like Frontline Plus or any of the topical MONTHLY flea medicines, don't apply more often than a month. Overdosing can be fatal for a dog.

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Animal Parasites

Can taking turpentine orally kill all parasites?

Turpentine is distilled from pine trees. We think of turpentine as something to clean out paint brushes with but it has been used since the 1800s for cleansing parasites and candida. The problem is the taste.

I've tried it and it didn't kill em but I got over a four day cold and I feel really good.

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Animal Parasites
The Difference Between
Carnivores

What is the difference between a parasite and a carnivore?

The main difference is that a carnivore will eat a dead animal, while a parasite will feed of a living animal.

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