Posts tagged "heartworm in dogs"

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented
Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it’s likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the non-profit American Heartworm Society, calls the situation “frightening.” Heartworm disease,... Read more »

Heartworm Protection Can Save Lives

Heartworm Protection Can Save Lives
Pets can run, but they can’t hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Without heartworm protection, even indoor cats hiding under the bed or dogs in states where heartworm isn’t especially common (like California or Nebraska) aren’t safe from this potentially fatal disease. Heartworm’s increasing prevalence is complicated to trace. Heartworm is... Read more »

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs
About half of all dog owners do not protect their pooches from heartworm, and those who purchase product often forget to use it (American Heartworm Society).  One reason is that people simply forget to five their dog the product. One solution is a dose that works for six months, called ProHeart 6.  On Steve Dale’s Pet... Read more »
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Heartworm Disease Remains a Killer

Heartworm Disease Remains a Killer
Heartworm disease is killing as many dogs and cats as ever, yet it is totally preventable.  This has to stop!  In some states about 10 per cent of dogs are affected by heartworm. Over one million dogs in the U.S. have heartworm, and no one knows how many cats (perhaps up to 10 percent, though... Read more »

Heartworm Disease Can Be Deadly, but Totally Can Be Avoided

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From the American Heartworm Society, Dr. Sheldon Rubin discusses heartworm disease in dogs and cats.

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

Spring Has Sprung for Pets
If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a... Read more »
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Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy
Listen to Dr. Ernie Ward on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about heartworm disease: I really don’t get it, heartworm (transmitted by mosquitoes)  can be prevented in dogs and cats. In cats, there is sadly no treatment….In dogs, treatment is available (but now potentially hard to come by). Dr. Ward also points that the weather... Read more »

Heartworm Society Offers Management Plan for Dogs with Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Society Offers Management Plan for Dogs with Heartworm Disease
As I reported here several days ago, the treatment for Heartworm disease in dogs, IMMITICIDE®,(melarsomine dihydrochloride), is now unavailable. First let me clarify – preventatives for heartworm disease in dogs (and cat) are available and they work. In fact, the idea all along – if you give your pet a preventative – there’s no need for... Read more »

If there Are Mosquitoes, There's Heartworm Disease

Released May 13, the 2010 heartworm incidence survey conducted by the American Heartworm Society (AHS) reveals that the message is not getting out there about heartworm prevention….PREVENTION, that ‘s the thing. This disease is preventable (at least in nearly all cases). american heartworm society incidence map Yet, without owners compliant in giving a preventative those... Read more »
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What Heartworm Looks Like

You don’t want this to be inside your dog (or cat or ferret). Heartworm disease can kill, but it’s preventable. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and this year, in particular, no shortage of the buzzers. Learn more about heartworm disease.