The virus that causes dog flu, Influenza Type A (H3N8), was first identified in Florida in 2004. It primarily infects the respiratory system and is extremely contagious. A vaccine was granted full license by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2009 (Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N8). Some dogs can be exposed to the virus and fight off infection without showing clinical signs.
Spread by infected mosquitoes, heartworm is progressively being perceived as a hidden reason for health issues in local cats. Regardless of its name, heartworm essentially causes lung disease in cats. Prevention is an essential step toward any sort of improvement in the health of felines living in territories thickly populated by mosquitoes, and prevention techniques ought to be talked about with a veterinarian.
April is National Heartworm Prevention Month! For the month of April, we are offering a complimentary heartworm antigen test for dogs and a discounted antibody test for cats. We provide veterinary preventative medication for around $15/month.
Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes transmit heartworm larvae to dogs and cats which develop into adult heartworms.
We recommend monthly protection for your inside and outdoor pets as it’s almost impossible to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. A single bite from an infected mosquito can result in transmission which requires hospital care and/or medical treatment.
Don’t worry! Humans aren’t susceptible to heartworms and we have Advantage Multi (imidacloprid + moxidectin) to help you protect your pets!