Chagas Disease in Dogs

Chagas disease or American Trypanosomiasis is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. This flagellate is transmitted by insects like the Mexican kissing bug that infest bedding. They feed on people and dogs while they sleep.  When the bug defecates, the immature form of T. cruzi is released into the environment. If the dog or human has defects in their skin, the immature form […]