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Chiggers, also called harvest mites or red bugs, live as adults in decaying vegetation. Only their larval forms are parasitic....

Cuts and Wounds

The skin is the largest organ of the body, and its 3 layers protect pets from bacteria and other germs. Wounds open the gate to infection in both dogs and ...


The ordinary cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the leading cause of itching and scratching in dogs and cats. The adult flea is a small dark brown ins...

Gunshot Wounds

Pets get shot more frequently in rural communities, particularly during hunting season. More often, dogs and cats injured by guns are shot intentionally, e...


Lice are not common in dogs. There are two species of lice biting lice, which feed on skin scales, and sucking lice, which feed on the dog's blood and can ...


A maggot infestation, called myiasis, is a seasonal, warm-weather condition most often caused by the bluebottle or bow fly, which lays its eggs on open wou...

Porcupine Quills

At about 18 inches tall, 3 feet long (including the tail), and up to 40 pounds, the porcupine is the bane of curious dogs (and rarely, cats). This vegetari...


Ticks are found in nearly all parts of the United States and are especially prevalent in the spring and fall. Ticks are vectors for several diseases in dog...