April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

heartwormSo many of our rescued setters come to us heartworm positive and then need to go through a lengthy treatment and recovery process in their foster home before they can be adopted.

  • Did you know that heartworms can be transmitted by one bite from a heartworm-infested mosquito?
  • Did you know that heartworms are found in all 50 states?
  • Did you know that heartworms can be prevented through a relatively inexpensive dose of monthly heartworm preventative?
  • Did you know that the heartworm treatment and recovery for an infected dog is painful, not without risk and expensive?
  • Did you know that heartworms will eventually kill a dog, if left untreated?

Please click on the American Heartworm Society’s page to learn more about heartworms and what you, as a caring and concerned pet owner, can do.