Message about Heartworm Disease

Please Share, Lucy here would like to ask all of you dog lovers to please remember to give monthly Heart-worm Preventative. Heart-worm is contracted from a mosquito and the worms live in the chambers of your dogs heart, multiply, and if untreated it is fatal. This is becoming more and more common in dog’s from all areas. After mating the baby worms then travel through the bloodstream and are picked up by un-infected mosquitoes and then transmitted to the next dog. Lucy tested positive and is a survivor, but she does suffer permanent damage due to the worm burden that she had in her heart. A blood test is done once a year from your vet to check for Heartworm Disease, and your pet can show no symptoms until it’s too late. This is not a parasite in the feces. The treatment is costly and can be life threatening as the worms are being destroyed, so please take this very seriously and prevent it from happening to you animal. Cat’s are also at risk too! . Visit veterinarypartner.com for more information on the life cycle of this parasite and talk to your veterinarian for more information. Gina

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