Tag Archives | Heartworms

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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Cat Care

  Caring for a cat is a major responsibility and we owe it to our pets to protect and care for them throughout their lifetime. Check up and vaccinations – It is essential to have your cat examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. Vaccinations administered by your veterinarian will protect your cat […]

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Types of Heartworm Preventions

What product do you recommend for monthly heartworm prevention? We receive this question from pet owners every single day, and especially during the spring and summer months when prevention of heartworm infection is a primary concern in everybody’s mind. Our short answer to this question is simply stated “It depends”. But, we can help you […]

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dogs The dog is a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the dog mature into adults, mate and produce offspring. If not prevented, their numbers can increase, and dogs have been known to harbor several hundred worms in their bodies. Heartworm disease causes lasting damage to the heart, lungs and […]

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What is Heartworm Disease?

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and—in rare instances—humans. Because wild species such as foxes and coyotes live in […]

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