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Dog Heartworm Test

In areas where heartworm is prevalent, it is highly recommended to have protection and regular testing. Ask our veterinary professionals about how you can better protect your furry friend.

If a dog has heartworms, what symptoms should I look for?

Symptoms of heartworm can be chronic cough, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and high blood pressure.

How does a dog get heartworms?

Those darn mosquitos! When a carrying mosquito bites your dog, they transmit larvae which make their way into your dog’s heart and lungs.

What are the treatment options for heartworms?

At Companion Animal Hospital, we believe prevention is the best treatment. In the event that your dog is diagnosed with heartworm, our seasoned veterinary staff will be able to tailor a treatment plan that is specific to your pet.

Why is recovery for heartworm treatment so challenging?

Treatment of heartworms is a lengthy and challenging process because of where the worms reside. Heartworms live in your dog’s heart and lungs, and when adults are killed, there is a risk of blockage in those vital organs.


Black History & Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb (1923-1992)

Today's medical historian of colour is Dr. Alfreda Johnson Webb. Dr. Webb graduated with her DVM with our previous blog star Dr. Hinton, as one of the first female African American veterinarians in the US. Both of these great women were also the first black members of the Women’s Veterinary Medicine Association. She also founded the School of Veterinary Medicine of North Carolina State University. In 1971, she became the first African American woman in the North Carolina General Assembly, serving on many committees including serving as the Chairperson of Minority Affairs, president of the Democratic Women of NC, and a member of the NC Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome.   So you can see despite so many obstacles Dr. Webb was still able to make history and so can we!   Written by: Ashley G, VT   Resources:    

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