Parasite Guide

  • Roundworm

    Roundworms

    Beware this worm can affect your health as well as your pooch or feline companion.

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  • Tapeworm

    Tapeworm

    Your cat or dog could cross paths with this worm in many ways.

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  • Lungworm (A. vasorum)

    Lungworm (A. vasorum)

    Transmitted by slugs and snails this parasite can kill dogs.

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  • Hookworm

    Hookworm

    Don’t let your pet get hooked on these.

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  • Heartworm (D. immitis)

    Heartworm (D. immitis)

    Heartworm is not found in the UK and Ireland, however they are a threat to travelling pets in Europe and elsewhere in the world, spread about by infected mosquitoes.

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  • Fox Lungworm (C. vulpis)

    Fox Lungworm (C. vulpis)

    Crenosoma vulpis, also called the “fox lungworm” affects dogs and foxes and is spread when dogs and foxes ingest infected slugs or snails.

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  • Whipworm

    Whipworm

    This worm could whip your dog’s intestine into a frenzy.

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  • Fleas

    Fleas

    These critters will share your home if they're given the chance.

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  • Ticks

    Ticks

    Long grass is where these blood suckers lie in wait for passing dogs and cats to brush past to attach themselves.

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  • Ear Mites

    Ear Mites

    Ear mites are eight-legged parasites, that live on the surface of the skin in the outer ear canal and can infect cats and dogs.

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  • Sarcoptic Mange Mite

    Sarcoptic Mange Mite

    Extremely contagious, this mite infection can spread all over your pet and even affect you too.

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  • Biting Lice (T. canis)

    Biting Lice (T. canis)

    Lice are small wingless insects that spend their entire life cycle on the host. If this type of louse targets your pet, it won’t give up easily.

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  • Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes can be a nuisance to pets in the UK and transmit heartworm which is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs.

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  • Demodex (Demodex canis)

    Demodex (Demodex canis)

    Some dogs will struggle to keep these mites under control.

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  • Notoedres Mange Mite

    Notoedres Mange Mite

    A notoedres mite infection is extremely contagious and can spread all over your cat and even transfer to humans.

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  • Flea Larvae

    Flea Larvae

    Larvae can hatch in your carpet and infect your home.

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  • Dirofilaria repens

    Dirofilaria repens

    These worms are not found in the UK and Ireland, however they are a threat to travelling pets in Europe and elsewhere in the world, spread about by infected mosquitoes.

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  • Spirocerca lupi

    Spirocerca lupi

    Not found in the UK or Ireland, this travelling pet threat is spread by infected beetles in other parts of the world.

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