Glossary of terms used on this site
This glossary is to help pet people understand the language that veterinarians may use when treating their pets.
This worm lives in the heart and/or lungs of dogs and cats and is transmitted by mosquitoes. An adult worm can measure as long as 16 inches in length.
This is the living animal or plant that a parasite lives in or upon, and obtains nutrition from. Usually used to define your pet, but may also include you and your family.