Tapeworm infections are common in cats and dogs. When they swallow an infected flea, the worm hatches and grows inside the animal. The tapeworm consists of segments that are about as big as a grain of rice. 138 more words
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Ticks are small insects that feed on the blood of a host by using their mouths to latch onto the skin. According to WebMD, most tick bites do not cause serious health problems, but it is important to remove a tick from your skin as soon as you notice it. 272 more words
You know that canine heartworm disease can be deadly — so you’re always certain to give your dog his monthly heartworm preventative tablet. Since he’s on the medication year-round, why does your vet insist on a heartworm test before she writes you an annual prescription? 1,062 more words