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Articles: American Heartworm Society

March 16 2016

Double-Defense, New Plan to Fend off Heartworm in Dogs

Trivia Question Answer: Mosquitoes. Trivia Question: What living thing is more dangerous than any other on the planet? According to the World Health Organization, over 725,000 people die annually as a result of mosquito transmitted diseases, and millions more get sick each year. Dogs are affected too, as heartworm disease kills many unprotected dogs. But…

Heartworm in Cats

Cats get heartworm disease too. as past president of the American Heartworm Society Dr. Shelly Rubin explains, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE.  Do you even know how susceptible cats are to heartworm? If there’s mosquitoes in dogs where you live, there’s mosquitoes in cats – it’s kind of that simple. One difference is…

Heartworm Can Be Devastating, Can Be Avoided

Heartworm is literally killing our dogs. People don’t protect their dogs because they think, “It won’t happen to me,” says Dr. Shelly Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society. Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Rubin on my national radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Essentially, there are mosquitoes – there’s heartworm. Dogs, cats…

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented

Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it’s likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the non-profit American Heartworm Society, calls the situation “frightening.” Heartworm disease,…

Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets

Fleas assumptions – now there’s a topic that in all his years in broadcasting on WGN Radio, I bet Orion Samuelson has never discussed, Roy Leonard likely never reviewed fleas and Wally Phillips rarely spoke about them….but I do and with the most renown expert on the planet, veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State…

Heartworm Disease as It's Never Been Explained: You'll Get It Now

Heartworm disease can be complex to understand….I never thought I’d laugh about the life cycle of heartworm, but watch this video and chuckle along the way. A not as funny print story on heartworm.  

Dr. Shelly Rubin on WGN Radio Talking Emergency Care and Pets

Dr. Shelly Rubin returns to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE as Dr. Rubin talks about all sorts of topics….protecting pets in the heat and when a pet overheats so much that emergency medical care may be needed, arthritic pets and what to do about it; obesity in pets; what can happen if…

Heartworm Protection Can Save Lives

Pets can run, but they can’t hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Without heartworm protection, even indoor cats hiding under the bed or dogs in states where heartworm isn’t especially common (like California or Nebraska) aren’t safe from this potentially fatal disease. Heartworm’s increasing prevalence is complicated to trace. Heartworm is…

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

About half of all dog owners do not protect their pooches from heartworm, and those who purchase product often forget to use it (American Heartworm Society).  One reason is that people simply forget to five their dog the product. One solution is a dose that works for six months, called ProHeart 6.  On Steve Dale’s Pet…

Why Heartworm Preventive ProHeart 6 Might Now Be the Right Choice

More lives may now be potentially saved from heartworm disease using an injectable product called ProHeart 6. Wherever there are mosquitoes, dogs can be infected with potentially fatal heartworm disease. The problem is that about half of all dogs don’t take a monthly heartworm preventative in the first place, and about half of those who…

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