External And Internal Parasites

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External And Internal Parasites

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Understanding the life cycles of fleas and ticks is important for their control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Before using any insecticide, read the label instructions carefully.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Canine heartworm is passed from dog to dog by the mosquito.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Each adult female tick can lay from 10,000 to 50,000 eggs at a time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Ear mites are more common in dogs but can also occur in cats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Fleas and ticks are the most common external parasites and can infest dogs and cats at any time of the year.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Heartworms obstruct the flow of oxygen to the heart and can affect the lungs, kidneys, and liver.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Hook worms are small parasites, which become attached to the dog’s intestinal wall and actively suck its blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Roundworms are the most common intestinal parasite in dogs and cats in the world.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    It is believed that 80% of stray dogs and cats in this country are infested with tapeworm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Lice, which are less common than fleas and ticks, are tiny black parasites that are spread by direct contact.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a disease transmissible to man by deer flies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Sarcoptic mange is extremely contagious and spreads rapidly from dog to dog and can infect humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The flea’s life cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The most common form of tapeworm is Dipylidium Canium, which is acquired from fleas, or rarely, lice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Sarcoptic mange is signaled by intense itching.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    There are two species of roundworm that can infect dogs, Toxocaroa Canis and Toxacaris Leonnina, which can be identified by examining the adults.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    To end tapeworm infestation, the dog must not only be rid of the tape worm but also the intermediate host, the flea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    To determine the presence of mites, a veterinarian will take a scraping of the upper layer of the dog’s skin for examination.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    To prevent reinfestation of fleas and ticks it is important to control the pet’s environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    To remove a tick, soak it in alcohol or a small amount of tick spray.  This will help paralyze and asphyxiate the tick and cause it to release its barbed-mouth hold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    To remove lice, use a shampoo or dip that is effective against fleas and ticks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When caution about skin absorption appears on the insecticide or pesticide label, observe the following measures: wear safety goggles, waterproof apron, gloves, and use a protective barrier cream.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
     Shampoos containing pyrethrins is commonly used in many grooming salons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Whipworms are common in dogs between 24 months and 5 years of age.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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