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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm is literally killing our dogs. Spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, heartworm has been found in all 50 states, and is estimated to currently be in over one million untreated dogs. 94 more words


Feline Heartworm Awareness: Prevention and Detection

I think we can say that it is officially the height of summer, folks! I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they are living on the surface of the sun. 437 more words


On the Road to No Kill: Expensive Barriers for Shelters (Heartworms)

Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner.

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Animal Rescue

Nelson’s Last Hurrah (for a while) and Some Edumacation

This morning has been looming for about a week in my mind; it’s time for Nelson’s heartworm treatment. For those of you who have never had a pet with heartworm, a.) thank you for using preventative (or lucky you for living a place with no mosquitoes), and b.) I’d like to give a bit of insight into the disease and treatment. 318 more words


Achievement Unlocked

I tend to think of myself as a novelty jammer…the “hey! we’re 200 points ahead so let’s jam the fat girl” or “just for fun, let’s send in the mack truck” jammer until earlier this year when my J-Villains briefly added me to the jammer rotation. 397 more words

Roller Derby

Supermarket Pet Products

It is my personal and (soon to be) professional opinion that veterinarians should be the go-to people for pet advice, and yes, that advice does extend to the products that you buy for your pets. 673 more words