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Dogs


Dog Parasites - How to Prevent, Detect & Kill Dog Parasites

What are intestinal parasites, and how do I get rid of them in my dog?

Intestinal parasites are basically mostly worms that live in dogs' intestinal tracts. For instance, there's a roundworm and hookworm that live in the stomach and the small intestines of dogs, and there are tapeworms that live in the large intestines of dogs. There are intestinal parasites that are not worms, such as coccidia and Giardia. They're one-cell organisms that are also considered parasites in the intestinal tract.

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Dog Wellness Exams - Why Wellness Exams Are Vital to Good Dog Health

What do I need to bring to a wellness exam?

What you need to bring to a wellness exam is a good history, information on how your dog's been doing at home, what the behaviors are that you consider normal, and any behaviors that you consider to be abnormal. If your dog is older and is on some prescriptions, bring the list of prescriptions that they're on. Those, along with the name of the dog food your pet eats, would be great things that would be able to let the veterinarian know what's going on at home.

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Dog Deworming

How Worms In Dogs Are Contracted

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we love helping educate our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for worms in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients in and around the Ellicott City area with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and social natures, most dogs will be at risk of contracting worms throughout their lives. Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include:

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