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Feline Heartworm Disease Myths Busted

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At the Central Veterinary Conference in Washington, D.C., in May, 2013, Kristin MacDonald, D.V.M., PhD, DACVIM (cardiology), co-author of Feline Cardiology (Wiley-Blackwell), addressed 11 fallacies practitioners encounter in an effort to ensure more cats are protected with heartworm preventives year-round.  DVMNewsmagazine has…

Heartworm Disease IS A Big Deal!

“My previous veterinarian didn’t act like heartworms were any big deal, that’s why Sharkie wasn’t on a heartworm preventive. Now, thanks to you, I know better!” Sadly, we veterinarians must not be doing the quality and quantity of client education…

Veterinarians As Educators

There is no more important role of your veterinarian than that of educator.   Yes, we can fix things, and yes, when there is an emergency we have to remember our ABCs: Airway, Breathing, Cardiopulmonary. After the dust settles and…

Ray Dillon On Heartworms

Tuesday night was both fun and educational. The monthly meeting of our regional veterinarian’s group, South Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, met in Biloxi, MS, at Mary Mahoney’s restaurant. The presentation was delivered by my Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine…

Semiannual Heartworm Test

Heartworm disease is deadly, to both cats and dogs. Furthermore, heartworm disease is so easily prevented. Given the information we discussed last week about heartworm preventive resistance and the importance of giving doses on schedule year-round,  another important issue arises. We have…

Dogs Need Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

Dr. Dwight Bowman is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Masters and PhD degrees from Tulane University in Parasitology. He is also a traveling speaker with Heartworm…