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    April Is National Heartworm Awareness Month


    Do you know about heartworms?


    Heartworm disease affects thousands of dogs and cats across Texas and the surrounding states every year. Mosquitoes carrying infectious heartworm larvae transmit this disease to a number of small animals, including our furry, four-legged friends, when they bite them and allow the larvae to enter the animalsí bloodstreams. If left untreated, the larvae grow into worm-like parasites and reside in the affected animalsí hearts and lungs.


    Symptoms and Treatment


    Heartworms can be difficult to detect until the affected animal has been infected for a matter of months. It is only through extensive physical examinations and advanced bloodwork that we can diagnose a pet with heartworm disease. Pets may begin showing signs of heartworms after a few months of becoming infected. Some warning signs to watch out for include:


    Coughing
    Abnormal lung sounds
    Lethargy
    Intolerance to exercise
    Weight loss


    Aside from these health issues, heartworm disease can also cause sudden death, so it is of the utmost importance to take the necessary preventative measures. It should also be noted that while dogs can be treated for this disease once they contract it, there is no known cure for our feline friends that have heartworms. The good news is that heartworm disease is preventable. There are multiple heartworm preventative care products available that can be administered orally or topically.
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    Great info Monica

    Ftse has a yearly vaccination against heart worm. But there are too many dogs that don't have anything to prevent it and it is such a horrible thing to get and such a painful disease

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    Yep, we give ours Sentinel for heartworms
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    Harlea got hers on Tuesday.

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    Default Re: Heartworm Awareness Month

    Our guys get Revolution, a drop once a month on the back of the neck, between the shoulder blades. They get this from June to November.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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