April means Spring

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Ahhhhh…… Spring in Wisconsin…..Melting snow…..Tulips and daffodils…..Budding trees.……and MOSQUITOES….(uggg!!)

Mosquitoes means heartworm disease.

What do you know about heartworm disease?

  • Did you know heartworm infection has been found in all 50 states?
  • Did you know mosquitoes transmit immature heartworms from infected dogs to healthy ones?
  • Did you know heartworms live in the hearts and lungs of infected dogs?
  • Did you know that left untreated, heartworm disease may be fatal to your dog?
  • Did you know some common signs of heartworm infection in dogs include coughing, difficulty breathing, and sluggishness?
  • Did you know recently infected dogs may show no signs of the disease?
  • Did you know other carriers of heartworm disease  include wolves, foxes, coyotes, and raccoons?

Now for the good news !!!!!

Heartworm disease is PREVENTABLE!

  • Heartgard Plus is a flavored tablet that you give to your dog once a month to prevent heartworm disease.
  • Bonus – Heartgard Plus also treats and controls roundworms and hookworms (intestinal parasites)

For more information on heartworm diesease, visit the American Heartworm Society website.