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Do you know these 5 Facts about the Feline Heartworm Life Cycle?

by Flavia Vaduva - April 22, 2019 at 7:29 AM
 
In clinical practice, canine heartworm disease is often discussed. However, cats can get heartworm disease too and it can be life threatening!  
 

Despite many similarities, there are important life cycle differences between the species. Do you know what they are?

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Top 3 Heartworm Preventatives for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - April 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
Heartworm prevention is a key part of keeping our small animal patients healthy. As a vet tech, you will play an important role in educating clients about heartworm prevention and helping them choose the best product for their pets.
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How to Test for Heartworm Disease in Cats

by Flavia Vaduva - April 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Most of us are familiar with heartworm disease testing in dogs. But do you know to obtain the sample and run the test for cats?

Thankfully, testing for heartworm disease in cats is fairly similar to testing for heartworm disease in dogs, but there are some key differences when it comes to restraint, site of sample collection, supplies and the test itself.

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Talking to Clients about Heartworms: 5 Facts for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - April 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Heartworm prevention is a vital component of small animal preventive care. Most of us in the veterinary field know this, because we understand the effects of the disease and may have even seen patients suffering from heartworms.

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Can Humans Get Heartworms?

by Lori Hehn - September 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

We know about hearworms in dogs and cats, but what about humans?

Dirofilaria immitis, or heartworms, are transmitted via mosquitoes. Dogs are the natural host, however, other species may become infected.

Humans may become infected when they are bitten by a mosquito that is carrying this parasite, after it is acquired from a canine carrier. These infections in humans are NOT common, and even though it is very serious in dogs, it is not very harmful in people. 

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