Animal Kingdom: Summer Parasites


♪ Kristine: WELCOME BACK TO “LIVING 808.” FOR A LOT OF US, DOGS AND CATS ARE NOT JUST PETS, THEY’RE LIKE ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR PET HEALTHY. AND THAT MEANS PROTECTING THEM FROM PARASITES. TRINI HAS MORE IN TODAY’S ANIMAL FOR A DOG OR CAT TO BE INFECTED BY PARASITES AT SAM POINT IN THEIR LIFE. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY, PARASITES. I’M NOT HERE WITH NOT ONE BUT TWO DR.~EDHLUNDS. WE HAVE SEVERAL CATEGORIES. THE EXTERNAL, AND MOST COMMON, FLEAS AND TICKS. INTERNAL PARASITES THERE ARE ROUND WORMS, HOOK WORMS AND ANOTHER COMMON IN OUR ISLAND IS THE HEART WORM, WHICH IS AN ACTUAL WORM IN THE HEART. PARASITES COME FROM? THE PARASITES HAVE DIFFERENT QUIT, THE HEART WORM, THE WAY THE DOG GETS INFECTED IS BY A MOSQUITO BITES. THERE ARE PARASITES WITHIN PARASITES. THERE ARE PARASITES WITHIN WORM. WHEN WE KILL HEART WORMS, FIRST WE TREAT THE HEART WORM FOR THE BACTERIA AND WE KILL THE HEART WORN. SOURCE, CAT FLEAS ARE WHO INFESTS DOGS. IF YOU HAVE FERAL CATS, YOU’RE GOING TO BE REINFESTED WITH CAT FLEAS. IF YOUR DOG RUNS IN THE BACKYARD AFTER THE CATS RUN THREW IT, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE FLEAS. TICKS RE PRODUCE IN THE BUSH AND GRASS AND PARTICULARLY IN THE SHADE. HOOK WORMS, THAT’S A DIRECT TRANSMISSION FROM THE FECES TO MOUTH. OR IT CAN GO FROM MOTHER AND PUPPY.. THE ROUND WORM, I LIKE WORMS. THEY ARE KIND OF INTERESTING. ROUND WORM WILL INCOMPETENT INFEST THE FEMALE PUPPY AND IT WILL GO INTO HIDING AND SIT AND WAIT UNTIL SHE HAS BABIES. SO THE BABIES COME OUT WITH ROUND WORMS SHE WAS INFECTED WITH TWO YEARS AGO. Trini: I DON’T LIKE WORMS SO I WOULDN’T NOW HOW TO GET RID OF THESE PARASITES. WHAT CAN WE DO? SINCE OUR PUPPIES SOMETIMES CHECK THEIR STOOL ALL THE TIME. BRING STOOL SAMPLES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDS AROUND TO PROTECT THEM. IT’S THE PREVENTION. WE HAVE A LOT OF PRODUCTS, GOOD PRODUCTS. IT’S EASY TO ACCESS. ASK YOUR VETERINARIAN IF THEY CAN GET IT. AND WE HAVE TICKS AND FLEA PREVENTIVE THAT HAVE DEWORMERS ON THEM. YOU CAN GIVE IT EVERY MONTH, AND IT HELPS THEM TO BE PROTECTED, AND IF THEY GET SOME, THEY GET THAT WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND. Trini: I’M A NEW DOG OWNER MYSELF. I DO GIVE THESE MONTHLY MEDICINES TO MAGGIE. BUT I WAS THINKING, IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF WE COULD GIVE THEM ONE MEDICINE A YEAR. BUT THE MONTHLY THING IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP UP. MONTHLY IS IMPORTANT. THERE’S A CONSTANT REINFESTATION PROBLEM. THE DOG GOES OUTSIDE, FERAL CAT’S BEEN THROUGH THE LAWN AND YOU GET A REINFESTATION PROBLEM. THE TICK HAS AN INCREDIBLE REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL. IN TWO GENERATION, WHICH IS ONE MONTH, CAN GO FROM ONE FEMALE TO TWO HUNDRED MILLION BABIES IN ONE GENERATION, FOUR WEEKS. MONTHLY IS VERY IMPORTANT. AND WE DO HAVE EXCELLENT MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE. Trini: OKAY. DR.~EDHLUNDS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW THE NEXT IS FOR FLEAS AND TICKS. VERY SAFE AND EFFECTIVE. Trini: AND THIS IS FOR HEART WORM. IT IS A WONDERFULLED PROS. BOTH ARE CHEWABLE TREATS AND YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH ELIMINATE ALL FLEAS, TICKS AND INTERNAL PARASITES WITH THESE. Trini: THANK YOU SO MUCH. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, COME DOWN TO GENTLE VETS HAWAII KAI. THEY’VE GOT EVERYTHING HERE TO HELP YOU WITH THIS PROBLEM. John: MAN, WE WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO OUR VIEWERS FOR SOME OF THE GROTESQUE VIDEOS.

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