By Tanya Fyfe DVM
Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic 

Parasite paradise

Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe


March 18, 2021

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Tanya Fyfe, DVM, Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic •

All of us are looking forward to spending more time outside in the sunshine with our animal companions. Fluffy and Spot aren't the only creatures who thrive in warmer temperatures, as this time of year is Paradise for Parasites!

A parasite is described as something "that lives upon or within another living organism at whose expense it obtains some advantage." Internal and external parasites can cause great discomfort to their hosts and they can also transmit diseases to animals and humans. Let's briefly discuss some common parasites we see in Western Montana.

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