Search for heartworms online and you’ll find tons of information. How do we, as dog moms and dads, know what are the heartworm prevention latest recommendations? Not everything we read online is true, and this pertains to dog news and the prevention of heartworms, too. Sadly, what you don’t know can hurt your pet.
Fidose of Reality is here to help change that. One of our trusted resources in the veterinary world is Dr. Lorie A. Huston, a veterinarian with over 20 years experience treating dogs and cats. She is currently practicing in Providence, Rhode Island. Lorie is an expert in pet health and pet care in addition to being a talented writer and blogger.
Dr. Huston interviewed Dr. Sheldon Rubin for Animal Cafe. Dr Rubin is the immediate past president of the American Heartworm Society. Her entire interview was recorded for Animal Cafe. It was revealed that heartworm infections have been diagnosed in every state, in every county, and in every parish in the southern states. Scary, isn’t it? So what’s a dog parent to do? Here are Dr. Sheldon’s recommendations and insights and what you need to do to prevent heartworms from infecting your dog. (did you know heartworms are parasites that live inside a pet’s heart and blood vessels and can be deadly if left untreated?). Click the link below, scroll down and listen to the very informative interview: