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