Tag: American Heartworm Society

Five Important Things to Know About Feline Heartworm Disease

If you think dogs are the only ones who get heartworm disease, I invite you to reconsider. Although dogs are the more natural host for this disease, cats are also susceptible to heartworm infection. It is estimated that,… Read More

Revised Recommendations for Annual Heartworm Testing

Testing dogs annually for heartworm disease is not a new recommendation. What is new is the type of testing being recommended. Until recently, performing a simple blood test to screen for the presence of heartworm antigen was the… Read More

Prudent Parasite Prevention

Did you read about recent worries pertaining to a popular flea/heartworm/intestinal parasite prevention product called Trifexis? Some folks in the Atlanta area felt certain that this product caused the deaths of their dogs. Although autopsy examinations did not… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s game show called, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student.”  I have received 107 responses and at least a handful of you had all correct answers (only two people scored… Read More