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Myths from Facts about Heartworm Disease

Myth: Heartworm is not in all states. Fact: This is not true. Cases of heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 U.S. states. Get your pet tested and take preventative measures to protect them. Myth: Heartworms are contagious. Fact: The disease is not directly contagious.  It cannot be passed directly from one animal to another or to humans. Heartworms are […]

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

What Is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a severe and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected dogs, cats and ferrets. It causes severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Mosquitos spread the disease. When a […]

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Canine Heartworms

Early detection is key! Few symptoms present themselves early, so if your pet is not already on a heartworm preventative, talking to your veterinarian about running a heartworm test is important.  All dogs should be tested annually for heartworm infection, which can be done during a routine wellness exam. These annual tests should be done […]

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