April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworms kill a great number of dogs. In fact, the American Heartworm Society reports that more than one million dogs currently have heartworm disease. They also report that heartworm is a serious canine and feline health concern that threatens animals in all 48 contiguous states and Hawaii, as well as throughout the temperate regions of the world. April is Heartworm … [Read more...]

10 Summer Hazards for Dogs

Summer time and the living is free and easy, right? For dogs, maybe not so much since there are many summer hazards that can adversely affect dogs. See how many of these statements you think are true and how many are false as they apply to summer hazards for dogs: Ice cubes are a great way to keep my dog cool in warmer months and pose no danger. FALSE. Ice cubes are not … [Read more...]

Heartworm Treatment Medicine Shortage

The American Heartworm Society recently released an urgent guide to veterinarians about the lack of heartworm treatment availability. What does this mean to dog owners and lovers like you and me? Crisis central. For rescue groups like Gulf Coast Cocker Spaniel Rescue, this is a nightmare. So why is this happening and what can be done? The only drug approved in the … [Read more...]