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Hector Joy, DVM
Nov 23, 2020

Why do veterinarians always want a stool sample at annual visits?Well, the stool sample is used to screen your dog for intestinal parasites—or worms—in their poop. Many pet parents that come into the office think that their dog couldn’t possibly get worms for one reason or another. But every dog is… Read More

Cathy Meeks, MS, DVM, DACVIM
Nov 03, 2020

Roundworms are among the most common types of worms found in dogs—along with hookworms and whipworms. Roundworms can significantly impact a puppy’s health, and in rare cases, they can be fatal. But fortunately, roundworms in dogs can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated. This article will… Read More

Leslie Gillette, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

If you have a pet, you’ve probably heard about tapeworms or had to deal with them before. Worms can affect a dog’s overall health and cause some seriously nasty gastrointestinal issues. However, tapeworm infestations in dogs are not usually considered dangerous or life-threatening. Here’s what you… Read More

Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Nov 03, 2020

Ancylostoma spp., also known as hookworms, are blood-sucking intestinal parasites that can live in the small intestinal tract of your dog. These parasites can cause severe anemia and inflammation in the small intestine tract, which can lead to severe and life-threatening illness—especially in… Read More

Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Oct 29, 2020

Is your dog or puppy having diarrhea, but it smells almost like fungus, or not like normal diarrhea? Funny-smelling diarrhea can be a sign of a gastrointestinal issue in your dog known as coccidia. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about coccidia in dogs—from symptoms and causes… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 24, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect dogs if they are left unprotected. As a pet parent, you need to know the following information to help keep these parasites away: What heartworms are What… Read More