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Recognize and treat common pet parasites


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 4:41pm

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A vet can help pet owners diagnose and treat common pet parasites.

TEMECULA – Cats and dogs are beloved members of the family. When they aren't feeling well, it can put a damper on all family activities. Parasites can be a problem for companion animals. Fortunately for family pets, parasites are highly treatable.

It is quite common for pets to become affected by external or internal parasites in their lifetimes. Fleas and ticks are examples of external parasites that feed on animals, and these same parasites may serve as intermediate hosts for other parasites that will develop internally. The internal parasites commonly seen in cats and dogs manifest th...

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