Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Dog from Heartworms

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Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Dog from Heartworms Heartworms are potentially deadly parasites that commonly affect dogs. They’re only transmitted through mosquitoes, which pick up these nasty worms during their larval stage from the bloodstream of infected animals. Aside from dogs, mammals like cats, ferrets, coyotes, foxes, and wolves can also contract heartworms and […]

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How Dangerous Are Raccoon Roundworms?

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How Dangerous Are Raccoon Roundworms? We’re all familiar with raccoons, right? They’re incredibly adorable and surprisingly intelligent creatures—some people even keep them as pets! However, as harmless as raccoons generally are, they’re notorious for being carriers of a particular species of roundworms commonly known as raccoon roundworms. Now, these roundworms are not only dangerous to […]

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2 Most Common Tapeworms In Cats

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2 Most Common Tapeworms In Cats Tapeworm infections are fairly common in cats, fortunately, though, most species of tapeworms are pretty easy to get rid of and don’t cause much trouble to our feline friends. However, even so, it’s best to be well-informed regarding matters like these. If you already know what you’re dealing with, […]

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Does Your Cat Have a Stomach Worm Infection?

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Does Your Cat Have a Stomach Worm Infection? If you haven’t brought your cat to the vet in a while, and he or she starts exhibiting signs of stomach discomfort, your feline friend may very well have a stomach worm infection called Physalopterosis. It can affect felines of any breed, age, and gender—it can even […]

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Have You Contracted Hookworms from Your Dog?

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Have You Contracted Hookworms from Your Dog? Have you ever wondered if you could contract hookworms from your dog? If you have, then the answer is yes—unfortunately. That’s why it’s very important for dog owners to make sure their pooches are worm-free. However, since you’re more likely to get hookworms indirectly, you can easily keep […]

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The Two Types of Roundworms in Cats

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The Two Types of Roundworms in Cats There are two species of roundworms that affect cats: Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina. Both are found to be very common in felines and most cats often become infected with one or the other at some point in their lives. Comparing the two, Toxocara cati is considered more […]

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10 Everyday Foods That Can Deworm Dogs Naturally

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10 Everyday Foods That Can Deworm Dogs Naturally As a dog parent, waking up one day and seeing thin white wriggling strings in your dog’s poop can be a nightmare of epic proportions. However, regardless of approval, these nasty creepy-crawlies are bound to pay your precious pooch’s tummy a visit at some point. The good […]

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Mango Worms? What Are They?

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Mango Worms? What Are They? Mango worms are the parasitic larvae of the mango fly or Cordylobia anthropophaga, which is also known as Putzi fly, Tumbu fly, Tumba Fly or Skin maggot fly. They’re native to large parts of Africa, including East Africa, South Africa, and Uganda. They’re commonly found in the northern parts of […]

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Traveling Can Spread Parasitic Worms to New Areas

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Traveling Can Spread Parasitic Worms to New Areas Everyone travels. Come to think of it; we do it all the time! We don’t have to fly to another country to say we’ve traveled. It can be as simple as running to the store every week, going jogging in the morning, or visiting grandma on the […]

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Why Letting Your Cat Hunt is A Huge No-No

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Why Letting Your Cat Hunt is A Huge No-No Alright, I’m just going to say it. Cats are probably one of the most adorable creatures in the world. I mean, seriously! Who doesn’t almost have a stroke when a furry little kitty gives their leg a head-butt, right? However, let’s not forget that aside from […]

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