Wondering Which Diseases Might Be In Your Own Backyard? Check This Resource Map

We all hear about common diseases from ticks, mosquitos, or heartworms that could affect our pets, but it’s hard to know just how real the risk is in our own neighborhood or town. Clients often ask if parasite related illnesses like Lyme disease, for example, are actually present in Knoxville, Maryville and Alcoa, and if […]

April Is Heartworm Awareness Month—And TN Ranks In The Top 5 For Occurrences

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and the timing couldn’t be more important as the East Tennessee mosquito population starts to emerge. In fact, the American Heartworm Society has unveiled the 2016 Heartworm Incidence Map, and Tennessee is in the top 5 states for occurrences. Approximately 7 in 8 of the surveyed veterinary practices diagnosed heartworm-positive […]

Why “Heart” & “Worms” Should Not Go Together—And Yes, Cats Get Them Too

According to the American Heartworm Society, heartworms lead to a serious and potentially fatal disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels. Heartworms can cause severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects primarily dogs, but cats, ferrets, coyotes and […]