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National Pet Day!

April 11th is National Pet Day! Our lovable companions come in all shapes and sizes they bring love, comfort, and happiness.  As it is important to protect ourselves from mosquito bites, it is also important to protect our furry friends.

  • Pet owners should be aware that Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets can be in danger of a deadly parasite transmitted by mosquitoes: Heartworm. 
  • This worm causes inflammation and damage to the heart, arteries, and lungs.
  • The American Heartworm Society and many veterinarians recommend year-round preventative medication for heartworm.
Please take a moment to watch this video from the American Heartworm Society and learn more about how you can protect your furry friends.

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