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heart worm

[′härt ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Dirofilaria immitis. A filarial nematode parasitic on dogs and other carnivores.
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The American Heartworm Society encourages pet owners to administer year-round prevention for this disease that may prove fatal for dogs.
Presently, there is no available commercial vaccine against heartworm infection, and the current control strategies entail chemical prophylaxis for dogs and cats or chemotherapy for dogs.
Novartis Animal Health's generous donation will not only provide our dogs with protection against heartworm and fleas, but will also provide some much-appreciated financial support to our guide and service dog users.
San Fernando Valley veterinarians say that while heartworm is fairly rare in this area, it can be picked up when pets travel, especially to lakes or swampy areas where mosquitoes are widespread.
The results of the study show that heartworm incidence in dogs is on the rise in the US and there is a continued increase in the geographical spread of the disease.
This expression of love through the HEARTGARD Plus "I HEART My Dog" program will help raise awareness for heartworm disease and prevention and will help place more assistance dogs with deserving individuals in need.
Indeed, Fluffy and Fido can now benefit from everything from anxiety-ending tranquilizers to cancer treatments, from new heartworm remedies to kidney transplants, from a new doggy Alzheimer's drug to limb-saving orthopedic surgery.
Mosquitoes are another pet parasite that can transmit viruses, protozoa and heartworm.
The CAPC Parasite Forecasts measure multiple data points to calculate the probability of four key parasite-transmitted diseases: Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and heartworm.
Woodland Hills, are studying the prevalence of heartworm infection in dogs by collecting blood samples from the Los Angeles dog population.
Receives Product License from the USDA that Allows for the Sale and Distribution of the Canine Heartworm Antigen Test Kit
And maybe "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco" (alternate title: "I Left My Heartworm in San Francisco") will make some money at the box office, but it pales by comparison to the magical barnyard fable from Down Under.