Preventive Healthcare Can Be Confusing

Feeling confused about preventive healthcare for your pet? Uncertain whether your pet’s prevention medication protects against heartworm as well as fleas and ticks? You are not alone. According to a recent report, 1 in 4 dog owners believed they were giving heartworm preventive when in fact, the medication only offered protection against fleas and ticks. […]

Tennessee Ranks In Top 5 For Heartworm Disease—Here’s Why It Matters For Your Pet

April was National Heartworm Awareness Month and the timing couldn’t be better. Mosquitoes are breeding and gearing up for their ravenous summer months, and they’re the reason East Tennessee remains a hotbed for heartworm disease among dogs. The American Heartworm Society reports that heartworm disease is on the rise throughout the U.S., including the Southeast. […]

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 […]