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APRIL IS HEARTWORM MONTH!!!                                     

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Our Mission …

  • To provide high quality health care for all life stages of small animal pets through individual and uniquely personalized veterinary care.
  • We strive to educate our client animal owners and caregivers.
  • Our Charter is a continued, unprecedented level of quality medical, and surgical skills, built on traditional preventative medical practices, comprehensive lab work, emergency services, and a solid medical referral system of specialized veterinarians for the best in care for your beloved companion.
  • Our hospital consistently participates in continuing education practices for all veterinarians and staff members.
  • Quality, caring healthcare for the life of your pet!

QUICK FACTS ABOUT HEARTWORM

A NOTE FROM DR. GLANDER:

1.  The best way to prevent this deadly parasite is to give heartworm preventives year-round.  These medications are highly effective with a low incidence of side effects.  

2.  Resistance to heartworm preventives is a reality.  However, the number of truly resistant cases is small and limited geographically.  Don’t quit administering heartworm preventives because you’ve heard or read that they are no longer effective.  Resistance occurs in only a small number of cases.  It’s always a good idea to discuss concerns with your veterinarian, who can help choose the best product for your pet.

3.  Cats are much more susceptible to heartworm than was previously realized.  And heartworm infection causes a different kind of disease in cats than in dogs.  Cats can’t be treated for heartworm infection, but your veterinarian can prescribe treatment that may alleviate some or all of the symptoms.  Your cat’s only protection is that monthly dose of preventive. And don’t be fooled: Indoor cats get heartworms, too.

4.  Heartworm disease may be the most common, dangerous, and preventable disease in your area.  It’s up to you to do something about it for the sake of your pets.

*Reprint from Healthy Pet – Spring 2014 

 

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