In this article we focus on Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum) which is also known in the UK as ‘Lungworm’ or ‘French Heartworm’ (it was first documented in France in 1853). It is now found across most of Western Europe, with occasional cases reported in the USA, South America and Canada. It is important to know […]
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Taking Your Pet Abroad
Taking your pet abroad has become much easier recently. You can now take your dogs, cats or ferrets with you when you go abroad for a holiday within Europe. In this article we’ll talk you through some of the steps you need to consider when packing a suitcase for your pets! Where can I take my pet abroad? There is […]
Pet Parasites – Treatment and Prevention
Parasites can pose a risk to both animal and human health. In last week’s article we discussed what parasites are and how they can affect our pets. Here, we look into treating parasites in dogs and cats, and how to prevent parasites becoming a problem in the first place! How do we treat animals for […]
What is a Parasite?
Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between two or more species, where one species, the ‘parasite’, lives on or in and benefits from its ‘host’ (at the expense of the host). What is a ‘parasite’? Traditionally the word ‘parasite’ refers mainly to organisms visible to the naked eye (so called ‘macroparasites’) but is now used also […]