heart worm


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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 COLUMN COVERS TOPICS INCLUDING HEART WORM PREVENTION, PUPPY CARE, CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE YARD, HOLIDAY PRECAUTIONS, BIRD CARE, PET SAFETY AND PET HEALTH CONCERNS.
Dogs have also been found to have babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and heart worm disease, which can all be fatal if left untreated.
Currently in kennels we have ten dogs picked up at half their body weight, infested with lung worm and heart worm - the result of pure neglect.