Protozoa

From Dog

Protozoa are a group of unicellular motile eukaryotic parasites which are normally non-pathogenic but when present in large numbers, can cause disease in dogs.

Species Location in dog Disease
Acanthamoeba spp gastrointestinal tract diarrhea
Anaplasma spp blood anemia
Babesia spp blood anemia
Balamuthia mandrillaris systemic granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis, pneumonia
Balantidium coli intestines diarrhea
Blastocystis hominis intestines diarrhea
Cystoisospora spp intestines diarrhea
Eimeria spp intestines diarrhea
Entamoeba histolytica intestines diarrhea
Giardia spp intestines diarrhea
Hammondia spp intestines diarrhea
Hepatozoon spp blood anemia
Isospora spp intestines diarrhea
Leishmania spp blood leishmaniasis
Neospora spp intestines diarrhea, stillbirths, neonatal deaths
Pentatrichomonas hominis oral cavity nonpathogenic
Rangelia spp blood skin diseases, anemia, thrombocytopenia
Sarcocystis spp intestines diarrhea
Toxoplasma spp muscle myositis
Theileria spp blood anemia
Tritrichomonas spp intestines diarrhea
Trypanosoma spp blood anemia