Dogs are ideal hosts — to worms and other parasites, that is. Animals that sniff, slurp, lick, and gobble anything in their paths, including dirt, trash, and poop, are bound to pick up pests. All the things they do with their mouths — groom, kiss, wrestle, and other social habits — can pass along unwanted guests to playmates and companions, canine and human alike.
“I don’t know if that is what made me marry a veterinarian… and so we always have a dog. Most of our dogs they have human names so they are like part of the family. Right now I have two large ones and two very small ones,”
Luana Pierre, Owner
“Pierre, who is an animal technician, recalled that she and her husband had opened a clinic and she observed that lots of dogs were being taken for treatment with no maintenance of their hair and toe nails. To put it simply, they were just not groomed.”