Issue 4: April 09
Dear Dr. Schelling,

What is heartworm disease and can you please tell me in a very simple manner a little about it? It just seems so confusing. And what I need to do to prevent my dog from getting heartworm disease?

– I Heart Dogs.

Dear I Heart Dogs,

Heartworms are parasites that are transmitted to animals via mosquitoes. They cause disease in some species, such as dogs and cats.

Heartworm disease is a serious disease, with clinical signs including coughing, wheezing, exercise intolerance, and weight loss. The great news is, it easy to prevent. There are many easy-to-administer preventatives that your vet can prescribe.

I have an article – hopefully it is easy to follow – that goes into more detail: HEARTWORM DISEASE IN DOGS

-Dr. Schelling
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