Parasites and worms are very common for cats and dogs that are not properly protected. Many parasites and worms can be deadly if they are not treated immediately. The type of worms and parasites contracted by cats and dogs vary by location, so check with your veterinarian for more information on what your pet needs.

Cats and dogs often contract parasites and worms from contaminated grounds, wildlife, feces and fleas. Symptoms include: changes in behavior, appetite, water consumption, illness and irritation. Fortunately, there are many steps pet owners can take to prevent a number of worms and parasites.

Type of Worms and Parasites Commonly Found in Dogs:

  • Hookworms
  • Roundworms
  • Whipworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Heartworms
  • Giardia
  • Coccidia
  • Ear Mites
  • Fleas
  • Mange
  • Scabies
  • Ticks

Types of Worms and Parasites Commonly Found in Cats:

  • Heartworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Coccidia
  • Dandruff
  • Ear Mites
  • Fleas
  • Mange
  • Ticks
  • Toxoplasmosis

 

Additional Care includes but is not limited to: