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Stop Canine Parasites
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Stop Canine Parasites


It's that time of year again! Time to think about how to stop canine parasites. It is important to treat your pets for parasites year around however, during the spring and summer months effects of certain parasites are more obvious. For example, this is the time of year when fleas are a very noticeable pest. These parasites are more than a nuisance for their hosts. Generally the first sign you have a problem is when your pet scratches and digs themselves incessantly. This can of course lead to skin irritation, flea allergy or dermatitis and if the flea is ate it could lead to tapeworm. Pets who have developed dermatitis will chew constantly and loose their hair. It is easy to see why it is important to have the best possible control for canine parasites.

Heart Worm

Some parasites are not as easily identified as fleas. Another more horrific and life threatening parasite is heart worm. This parasite is more difficult to detect in fact, blood tests are the best way to tell if your canine has contracted this most ruthless parasite. Heart worms are contracted through mosquito bites.. For this reason the highest occurrence of heart worm happens in areas where the mosquito is present in the environment for long periods of time or in warmer climates. Although some cases were reported in Alaska. As long as the temperature is above fifty-seven degrees this parasite will continue to have the ability to reproduce. Heart worm is a devastating parasite! Any pet owner who truly understands the effect this parasite will have on their pet also knows the importance of getting a parasite prevention medication which will stop canine parasites.

Life Cycle

Heart worm like fleas go through a life cycle. After the pet gets bitten the larval grows under the skin at the site of the bite. About sixty days after your pet gets infected the larval move to the muscles of the chest and stomach. Between seventy-five and one hundred and twenty days after infection this parasite enters the bloodstream and from there they find their home in the pulmonary artery. Here the parasite will grow over the next four months. The adult female will be 30 cm while the male will grow to 23 cm. Around seven months after your pet was infected the worms will begin to reproduce. This next generation will stay in the bloodstream for as long as two years. Here this tiny parasite waits until it is ingested by another mosquito thus continuing the life cycle and the danger to your pet.


Most canines will not have any symptoms of being infected until the parasite is at the adult stage; and even then the signs may go unnoticed. The pet may have a cough and show signs of exhaustion. The end stages of untreated heart worm has the following symptoms: fainting, a large weight loss, coughing up blood and finally congestive heart failure.

More to consider

What a horrific picture! Imagine this happening to your pet, your best friend suffering unnecessarily the discomforts of these unwanted parasites. The worst part is that you may not even realize your furry friend is infected with these awful pests. Not to mention the other parasites which I have not talked about like the hook worm, whip worms and round worms. All of which can easily be prevented with one simple application of canine parasite medication.

In Conclusion

Obviously, as pet owners we only want the best for our loyal friends. You will be happy to know there is a simple solution to stop canine parasites You and your pet will be relieved that you no longer need to worry about the terrible effects of canine parasites.

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