The hidden dangers of dog parks.

Dog parks may seem like harmless places for dogs to mingle and smell each others’ butts. But lurking in that poopy grass is a hidden menace: intestinal parasites. According to this study, dogs who visited dog parks were slightly more likely than other dogs to have Giardia or Cryptosporidium, two common animal parasites that are spread through poop. However, don’t completely freak out just yet; by doing tests like the “fecal flotation” assay, the scientists determined that dogs that visit dog

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