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Preventative measures can help protect against mosquito bites

by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky

Mosquitoes are appearing earlier than normal this year. University of Kentucky entomologists encourage Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites on themselves and their pets. 252 more words


Preventative Care Ensures Quality of Life for Zoo Animals

Spring has sprung! This time of year brings April showers, blooming daffodils, lawns to mow and the delightful warmth of the sun finally reaching our skin. 752 more words

Detroit Zoo

Heartworm Treatment- We survived Week 1

Heartworms are the worst. Seriously. I’m not generally a fan of parasites in general, but heartworms are definitely my least favorite at this moment.

Along with being grossly underweight and boasting a nice case of Kennel Cough, Ruby was, of course, heartworm positive when I brought her home from the shelter. 272 more words


Dogs: The cost of treatment vs. prevention!

I have been working in the veterinary profession since 1996.  As a child, I remember the days when you had to give your dog a daily heartworm preventative. 354 more words

Crescent Animal Hospital

Common Misconceptions About Heartworm Disease

Heartworm is a parasite that is passed to dogs from the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquito injects baby worms (larvae) into the blood stream and these larvae mature through several life stages until, six months later, they grow into adult worms which live inside the blood vessels of the lungs and the chambers of the heart itself. 405 more words