Tag: Parasites in Dogs

Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds

Heartworm disease in German Shepherds is a type of parasite infestation. Caused by heartworms or dirofilaria immitis, a parasitic roundworm transmitted via mosquito bites, the disease is considered one of the deadliest of parasite infections seen in dogs.   What is Heartworm Disease in German Shepherds? Heartworm disease in German Shepherds can cause irreparable organ damage, heart failure, and death if left untreated. Dog heartworms are found worldwide and …

Ear Mites in German Shepherds

Ear mites in German Shepherds are not uncommon. Even with their ears perked up, German Shepherds can still pick up these pesky microscopic mites. Ear mites are scientifically known as Otodectes Cynotis mites. They can be found in different animals such as ferrets, cats, and dogs. Ear mite …