Educating Clients About Natural Heartworm Prevention
When explaining the benefits of heartworm preventives, the key message to stress is that failing to give heartworm preventives can result in heartworm infection, a potentially deadly disease.
Beyond Borders: The Truth About Ticks
When dealing with most 3-host ticks, the problem is that the majority of the reproducing ticks are not on the dogs or cats, but on their natural wildlife hosts.
Hitting the Road Heartworm-Free
To help veterinarians balance their dual role of protecting individual animal health and welfare as well as that of animal populations, the AHS and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians have formulated evidence-based best practices for minimizing transmission of heartworms in relocated dogs.
Heartworm Infection in Ferrets
Leonie Kondert, DVM Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACZM University of Georgia Because of their friendly and playful character, ferrets are commonly kept as pets in the United States. Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) belong to the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes weasels, the European mink, the American mink, ferrets, and South American weasels. Ferrets …
Wolbachia and Heartworm: Why Doxycycline Is Needed in Heartworm Treatment
Andy Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current …
Beyond the Map: The State of Heartworm Incidence in the United States
Chris Rehm, DVM, President, American Heartworm Society Doug Carithers, DVM, American Heartworm Society Board Member and Symposium Co-Chair The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm …
The Flea-Infested Pet: How to Manage the Pet and Its Environment
This follow-up article addresses key factors to consider in designing a flea control treatment program. Individualization is the key: Although the products available today…
Turning Up the Heat on Heartworm Diagnosis
Antigen testing for Dirofilaria immitis has been a foundational component of model preventive veterinary care for many years, particularly for dogs.
The Flea-Infested Pet: Overview of Current Products
Dealing with flea-infested pets has never been easier—or more complicated. At this time, at least 20 active ingredients are commonly used in prescription flea control products in the United States, with numerous other ingredients appearing in various over-the-counter products.