Questions tagged [parasites]

Questions involving pests, vermin and other organisms that feed and live on/in pets and whose presence causes harmful effects. Please include relevant species tag of your pet, such as "cats", and any useful details about the parasitic infection being in the concern - description of symptoms (weight loss, prolonged fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and the medical record of events relevant to the parasitic infection.

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Can I use a human grade bug repellent for my dog?

I have a Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican hairless) and this time of the year in my part of the world, bugs really start to attack him. As far as I know there are no commercial bug repellents for dogs, hence ...
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Identifying a cat parasite

Yesterday I let a stray cat sleep on a chair on my balcony. After it got up, I saw it left dozens of blood filled parasites on the chair, but I'm not sure of which kind. They are tiny (1-2mm diameter)...
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My 2 week old kittens are probably ill

I'm having a problem with my 2 week old kittens. They have been sprayed by a perfume. Suddenly, they started to vomit worms and milk, too. And the other kitten has been dropped from a height, probably ...
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Is it true that it's unsafe to put an e-collar on a cat? Are there any alternatives to it that cats would find more comfortable?

My dad is a veterinarian, and he refuses to put an e-collar on our cat, who's scratching her throat and ears (both front and back) so badly she's reached flesh. We tried putting ointment on her but ...
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What other worms do I need to catch?

I am using revolution on my cats. It kills: Flea infestations (killing adult fleas) Flea eggs Flea larvae Prevents heartworm Hookworm Roundworm Ear mites It's applied topically to the skin, so ...
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Is it worth testing for heartworm if crate rest is impossible?

My mother has a (I am going to say 7 year old) large male dog that last year was unable to naturally control flea infestations. This leads me to believe that it very probably was unable to control ...
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My dog is involved in scabies disease

My dog is always scabing on its skin. Little lice type insects are present on its hair. I use some insecticides, but it cannot effectively remedy this. Would you please tell me some other suggestion?
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How long does pasture need to be rested to prevent worm re-infestation?

I'm moving my horses into new paddocks where there hasn't been horses for 4 weeks. I'm wondering if there can still be worms in these paddocks. Is it possible to rest paddocks for long enough to ...
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Dog tablets for de-worming

For my dog, I wasn't able to afford the exam that checks for all the different types of worms that dogs can attract. However, I did see deworming chewable tablets. Is it harmful to feed a dog these ...
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What is this? I just pulled this out of my cat almost like a pimple

is about the length of my pinky nail and it looks like it’s leaving an open hole with no blood. Please help me!
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How do you know if your horse/s have mange? How do you treat it?

My horses have been getting itchy legs, some are missing hair on their faces and chests. This is not improving with the usual treatments of insect repellants, for flies. There's a lot of ticks on ...
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How to tell if worming medication was effective?

Are there any 'clues' to confirm that worming medication has worked and my cat doesn't have worms? (My cat goes to the toilet outside so I can't check for 'poo-clues', if that even is a way :D )
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Hydra infestation

Recently I’ve noticed a hydra infestation. I’ve pulled out about 5 hydras already, but I know there are some left. One of my golden back shrimp have already lost their life to the hydra’s paralysing, ...
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Are there any natural anti-lice for cats?

I use Advantage drops from BAYER on my outdoor cat and it is effective for about a month. However I feel bad each time that I apply it, because the cat becomes drowsy for a day or two and I fear that ...
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First time owner dealing with parasites in stool

I am a first time owner of a puppy. I have recently taken him to the vet and today the vet called telling me he has a parasite in his poo. The vet told me that he is going to give him a powder. I was ...
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what precautions should i do to protect my dog from little worms and ticks?

I have a long-haired dog who always picks up little worms in his fur (difficult to pull them off), what should I do to overcome my problem?
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A safe treatment for ticks on a pregnant horse

I have a horse - she is two months pregnant. We have a lot of ticks in the paddocks and I'm forever pulling ticks off her. I'm reluctant to use any products on her without knowing if it's safe for the ...

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