Ask the Vet About Dogs: Parasites

A vet explains how to battle the bugs that can infect your dog.


Part of taking good care of your dog includes protecting him from the many parasites to which he might be exposed during his life. It makes good sense for his health, and in many cases, protects the human members of your family from illness as well.

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Reprinted from Ask the Vet About Dogs, by Leslie Sincliar, DVM © 2003. Permission granted by BowTie Press.


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david   sandown, NH

3/15/2012 10:23:19 AM

our beagle chews around his anus and is red. regular flee control does not help.

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Kim   Littleton, CO

12/14/2009 6:40:31 PM

my dog is chewing & scratching the hair off of his butt next to his anus. the skin is exposed and looks like a rash, red and

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george   st joseph, MO

4/19/2009 10:02:21 AM

my dogs has worms in its poop. they are like white worms about 1\8 inch long what are they.

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Kaye   Linwood, NC

3/29/2009 8:00:32 PM

My dog scratches alot he has no fleas and nothing else I can see, what do you think it is?

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