Saturday, November 24, 2012

Have a Heart!

Heartworm: the statistics

By: O Jefferson

Did you know that more and more dogs and cats die of heart worm every year? The American Heartworm Society (AHS) estimates that only 55% of dogs in the U.S. are currently on a heartworm preventive, leaving 27 million dogs at risk of acquiring heartworm disease. A study performed at North Carolina State University indicated that 25% of cats infected with heartworms were solely indoor cats. Heartworms may infect more than 30 species of animals including coyotes, foxes, wolves and other wild canids, domestic cats and wild felids, ferrets, sea lions, and humans. Please, keep up to date with your pets heart worm prevention!

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