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Heartworm Life Cycle

The heartworm life cycle begins when a mosquito bites an infected animal and ingests tiny heartworm larvae along with the animal’s blood. Coyotes, wolves, foxes, and ferrets can also develop heartworm disease in addition to dogs and cats. Next, the larvae develop into an infective stage inside the mosquito. When a heartworm disease-carrying mosquito bites … Continued

Parasites in pets… and people

Regular fecal testing for parasites is a very important part of keeping your pet and even you healthy. Intestinal parasites are fairly common in pets and there are several different kinds. Some intestinal parasites are microscopic and cannot be seen with the naked eye while some worms can be seen in feces or on a … Continued