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Hookworm Infections in Cats
General

Hookworms are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog. Their name is derived from the hook-like mouthparts they use to anchor to the lining of the intestinal wall. They are only about 1/8" (two to three mm) long and so small in diameter that they are barely visible to the naked eye.

The scientific names for the most common feline hookworms are Ancylostoma tubaeforme and Ancylostoma braziliense. Occasionally, cats will also become infected with the dog hookworm, Ancylostoma caninum.


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Addressing Potential Ebola Concerns Regarding Your Cat
General

At Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, our top priority is the safety and well-being of your pet.  Many news outlets are reporting stories about Ebola but there is currently little known information about Ebola in dogs and cats. [1]

While BRVC serves as a reference for Bay Area residents with questions about their pets, we refer to the following organizations and sites for the most up to date information regarding Ebola:

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 

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Feline Obesity
General

Is feline obesity a problem?

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Rodenticide Toxicities in Pets
General

General Information:

There are several types of rodenticides available. Anticoagulant rodenticides are the most commonly used household pest control product, but other types are available that are more toxic and do not have an antidote readily accessible. If you have a rodent infestation, we recommend contacting an exterminator to resolve the problem in a way that limits the risk to your pet.

Anticoagulant rodenticides include (but are not limited to):

  • Havoc
  • Liqua-Tox II
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