Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Threadworm (Strongyloides) in Cats

Also known as pinworms, threadworms (Strongyloides) are small worms which live in the small intestine, they are around 1/8 to 1/5 of an inch...

Tapeworms in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What are tapeworms?    Transmission   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Prevention What are tapeworms? Also known as cestodes, tapeworms are flat, segmented worms which live in the small...

Feline Scabies (Notoedric Mange)

What is notoedric mange? Also known as feline scabies, notoedric mange is a highly contagious and intensely itchy skin disease caused by the mite 'Notoedres...

Lungworm in Cats – Transmission, Symptoms and Treatment

What are lungworms?   How do cats become infected?   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Can humans catch lungworms?   Preventing lunworms What are lungworms? Lungworms are slim, hair-like...

Cat Worms – Types of Worms to Infect Cats

At a glance   Heartworm   Tapeworm   Hookworm   Roundworm   Other worms   Treatment Cat worms at a glance: About: Parasitic worms can infect cats, the most...

Giardia in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & treatment

What is giardia?   Transmission   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Can I catch giardia from my cat?   Preventing reinfection At a glance: About: Giardia is a parasitic protozoan...

Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Cats – Symptoms & Treatment

What is flea allergy dermatitis?   Causes   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Prevention Image Nottingham Vet School, Flickr What is flea allergy dermatitis? Flea allergy dermatitis is a common...

Coccidiosis in Cats – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is coccidiosis?   Transmission   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Can humans catch coccidiosis from cats? What is coccidiosis? Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract...

Chiggers (Trombiculiasis) in Cats

About   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment    Prevention Image courtesy Michael Wunderli, Flickr At a glance: About: Chiggers is an intensely itchy skin rash caused by the chigger...

Walking Dandruff (Cheyletiellosis) in Cats

What is cheyletiellosis? Also known as walking dandruff, cheyletiellosis  is a highly contagious skin disease caused by the Cheyletiellosis mite. Cats are most commonly...

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