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The most common reason for the transfer of parasites from dog to cat is the ingestion of contaminated cat feces.

Why are parasites such a problem?

Lots of parasites can cause problems in dogs and cats. Some parasites can cause serious disease in your pet.

What are some of the more common parasites?

The most common parasites of dogs and cats are:






Anal worms


Toxocariasis (roundworm)

How do parasites get into the body?

Most parasites are transmitted from your pet’s environment. They can also be transmitted from another pet that has an infection.

How can parasites be prevented?

If you have a new pet, avoid buying a pet from a pet store or adopting a pet from the shelter. If you know you are adopting from a shelter, avoid adopting a pet from a shelter that is known to have a high rate of parasite problems.

What should I do if my dog has parasites?

If you suspect your pet has parasites, it’s important to get your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible. It’s very important that your pet get treatment promptly.

What should I do if my cat has parasites?

If your cat has parasites, the cat should be treated by the veterinarian. The cat should be treated before the parasites have the opportunity to cause disease.

What is the treatment for parasites?

The treatment for parasites depends on the type of parasite and the location of the parasites within the body. These medications are generally given by injection or orally.

Where can I get help with parasites?

If you live in the Central Valley, contact your local veterinarian for assistance. If you live outside of the Central Valley, call or visit a veterinary hospital in your area.

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Can my pet get sick from eating undercooked meat?

There are a number of parasites that can cause disease in dogs and cats that are transmitted by eating undercooked meat. These parasites include:

How can I protect my pet from eating undercooked meat?

The best way to prevent your pet from getting sick from eating undercooked meat is to keep your pet from eating undercooked meat. Cooking meat thoroughly and separating raw meat from other foods is the best way to avoid eating undercooked meat.

How do I protect my dog from ticks?

Ticks are parasites that are transferred from cat to dog. Ticks can cause diseases in dogs such as Lyme disease.

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