Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched an informative education tool covering common parasites of dogs.

The resource will assist veterinary professionals when they are advising clients on the benefits of regular parasite control.

With a particular focus on endoparasites, the guide features information on:
  • roundworm (Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonine)
  • hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum)
  • whipworm (Trichuris vulpis)
  • heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis)
  • lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum)
  • tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum)
  • fleas (Ctenocephalides spp.)
It includes details on the life cycle of the parasites, how they develop, symptoms and sources of infection, whether the parasites are a risk to pets and humans.

The common parasites of dogs education tool will be available as a “tablet-friendly” electronic version, and a booklet consisting of individual cards on a metal snap ring.

Senior brand manager at Elanco Companion Animal Health Matthew Rowe said: “Pet owners often get confused by the different parasites that can be picked up by their dogs. This new tool will help veterinary professionals advise their clients about parasites and the benefits of routine worming and flea treatments.”

For further information, or for a copy of the common parasites of dogs education tool electronically or as a booklet, please contact your Elanco Companion Animal Health key account manager or email elancoCAH.uk@elanco.com
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