Ha! Hes so serious about it. Thats because he knows roundworms are very common in our domestic cat population. And you can get them from ingesting your cats feces....mic drop. Yup! Fecal-oral transmission. Our little roundworm starts its life as an egg in some poop. Its eaten by a unsuspecting (and disgusting) animal where it … Continue reading Excuse me, can we talk about roundworms?
A few posts back I mentioned an emerging nasty worm in Ontario. This is the fox tapeworm or echinococcus multilocularis (e-kyno-coccus multi-locu-laris). Formerly this parasite was only found in western Canada but recent studies have shown that up to 25% of the wild canid population in Ontario is infected. Ok that's gross, but why is … Continue reading I’m scared now. The fox tapeworm.
Let's talk about mats. My dog hates being brushed and groomed. Actually she doesn't even hate it. She just mildly dislikes it so I dont like doing it to her. And I'm a professional groomer! So I get it, it's hard to keep up a home grooming routine. As long as you have your pooch … Continue reading Ouch! Let’s talk about mats
aren't they beautiful????? These babies were discovered by yours truly in a canines fecal floatation test. It was thrilling. Thrilling!!! That's because we don't often see these under the microscope. Rather, this icky worm is most often diagnosed when owners see little dried tapeworm segments on poop or stuck to the fur on their pets … Continue reading This one is about Tapeworms!!!!
I'd like to start with a little bit about me. Why im here, what is driving me to share. I've always loved animals. I was "that" little girl. You know, the one who could catch a snake without batting an eye and made friends with every single animal I encountered. Side note, check out my … Continue reading Woah….my first entry