Parasites in Pets and Humans Cause Cancer by Global Warming
Free-Lance Science Writer, Dubnik, Slovakia
*Corresponding Author: Robert Skopec, Free-Lance Science Writer, Dubnik, Slovakia.
Received: July 29, 2021; Published: August 21, 2021
Internal parasites are incredibly common in both cats and dogs. Because of their relative ease of transmission and high rate of occurrence, the vast majority of dogs will contract a parasitic infection during their lifetime. Although treatment with parasiticides is reasonably simple and straightforward, many pet owners are unaware of how common these infections are. If left untreated and allowed to progress, these infections can create health issues such as anemia or failure to gain weight and some pose a risk of zoonosis.
Keywords: Canine dirofilariosis; Czech Republic; Dirofilaria immitis; Dirofilaria repens; Slovakia
- Trichuris vulpis. Companion Animal Parasite Council (2021).
- Companion Animal Parasite Council (2021).
- Transition of parasitic diseases (2021).
- Dogs, ticks and tick-borne parasites. Pet Health Network (2021).
- Incidence maps - American Heartworm Society (2021).
- Who is uniquely susceptible to parasites transmitted by dogs and cats?” Companion Animal Parasite Council (2021).
- Lisa Lippman. DVM, dvm360, dvm360 June 56 (2021).
- Farkas R., et al. “The current situation of canine dirofilariosis in Hungary” Parasitology Research1 (2020): 129-135.
- Miterpákovzá M., et al. “Climate changes implicated for Dirofilaria dissemination in Slovakia 55.4 (2009): 429-431.
- Mircean M., et al. “Clinical and pathological effects of Dirofilaria repens and Dirofilaria immitis in a dog with a natural co-infection”. Parasitology International3 (2017): 331-334.
- Genchi C and Kramer LH. “The prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens in the Old World”. Veterinary Parasitology 280 (2020): 108995.
- Fuehrer HP., et al. “Dirofilaria in Humans, Dogs, and Vectors in Austria (1978-2014)-From Imported Pathogens to the Endemicity of Dirofilaria repens”. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases5 (2016): e0004547.
- Bajer A., et al. “The prevalence of Dirofilaria repens in cats, healthy dogs and dogs with concurrent babesiosis in an expansion zone in Central Europe”. BMC Veterinary Research 12 (2016): 183.
- Bocková E., et al. “Potential mosquito (Diptera:Culicidae) vector of Dirofilaria repens and Dirofilaria immitis in urban areas of eastern Slovakia”. Parasitology Research12 (2015): 4487-4492.
- Capelli G., et al. “Recent advances on Dirofilaria repens in dogs and humans in Europe”. Parasites and Vectors1 (2018): 663.
- Čabanová V., et al. “Urbanization impact on mosquito community and the transmission potential of filarial infection in Central Europe”. Parasites and Vectors1 (2018): 261.
- Demiaszkiewicz AW., et al. “Prevalence and distribution of Dirofilaria repens Railliet et Henry, 1911 in dogs in Poland”. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences3 (2014): 515-517.