Dogs and Ticks

A tick-free dog is a healthy dog.Learn more than you wanted to know about tick disease, prevention, treatment from this great educational website:

“Ticks can be present any where from the deep woods to urban parks. This Web site is filled with tips to educate you about Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, as well as other diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes. You’ll find pictures of ticks, information on how to protect your dog from ticks and how to recognize symptoms of tick disease in dogs. With tick education and awareness, you can help keep your best friend happy and healthy.” Continue reading Dogs and Ticks

Roundworms hookworms -parasite information

Parasitic Disease Information CDC links

Guidelines for Veterinarians: Prevention of Zoonotic Transmission of Ascarids and Hookworms of Dogs and Cats

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Ascarids and Hookworms
Zoonotic Transmission and Human Disease
The Public Health Problem
Veterinarians Can Help Prevent Human Disease
Preventive Anthelmintic Treatment
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Zoonotic diseases : what dogs pass to people

Learn more about dog-related diseases. Although dogs can pass germs to people, you are not likely to get sick from touching or owning dogs. To best protect yourself from getting sick, thoroughly wash your hands with running water and soap after contact with dogs, dog saliva, or dog feces (stool).

Dogs can carry a variety of germs that can make people sick. Some of these germs are common and some are rare. Continue reading Zoonotic diseases : what dogs pass to people