The Truth About Heartworm Part 2

The Truth About Heartworm Part 2

The Signs and Symptoms of Heartworm in Pets By Kelly Nash There are many methods used when it comes to diagnosing heartworms in dogs and cats, but unfortunately, it is very difficult to identify the parasite. That being said, it is important to look for multiple signs in an animal.  Although there are multiple methods for diagnosing heartworm, prevention is always the best treatment and we’ll talk about prevention methods in another blog. If you start to see some of the signs and symptoms below, seek veterinarian help immediately. What are the signs of heartworm disease in dogs? The longer […]
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The Truth About Heartworm Part 1

The Truth About Heartworm Part 1

Infection and the Lifecycle of Heartworm in Pets By Kelly Nash Are you trying to decide how to find a reputable rescue animal shelter?  A key component for your search is finding a shelter that advocates for their animals’ health.  Heartworm is a very prevalent and serious disease that is easily contracted, and good rescues make sure that their animals are up to date on their shots to prevent this parasite from infection. So what is heartworm?   The American Heartworm Society defines it as, “a disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the hearts, lungs, and associated blood vessels […] Read more »