Tag Archives: worms

Year-round flea control?

Jim Johnson   June 14, 2012   Comments Off on Year-round flea control?

Q) How important is flea control here in Western Oregon? Do I have to use flea control in the winter? A) Yes, flea control is important in Western Oregon, and should be used all year round. In our practice, we have been seeing animals with severe flea problems, even over the winter. Flea bites are uncomfortable for your pet, and… Read more »

Can I get worms from my pet?

Jim Johnson   June 10, 2012   Comments Off on Can I get worms from my pet?

Q) Can I get worms from my pet? A) Unfortunately, the answer is “yes”. There are two diseases that can result from worms transmitted from your pet. The first, visceral larval migrans, results from oral ingestion of a microscopic worm egg, and can be especially serious in children. The second, cutaneous larval migrans, is caused by migration of a worm… Read more »