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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.

 

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Term Definition
parasite

Organisms that live in or on another organism, known as the host. Parasites do not provide any benefit to the host, and usually will negatively affect the health of the host.

preventative

A preventative is a measure used to prevent disease, such as a drug, vaccine, and so on.