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Yay!

Luvmypitgirls
August 17th, 2010, 12:57 AM
All the puppers tested negative for heartworm!:D

Dog Dancer
August 17th, 2010, 01:16 AM
I agree, Yay! Were you worried for a specific reason??

Luvmypitgirls
August 18th, 2010, 01:54 AM
I agree, Yay! Were you worried for a specific reason??

Yeah...I was worried because we were late getting our heartworm meds this year, we usually start it in May, this year with everything going on we didn't, and thankfully they tested negative. Our mosquito population is huge due to the very wet summer we've had this year, so I was freaking out. I'm not sure why it slipped our minds this year, but our current vet has put a reminder in our file so we will get a call next year to remind us.

sugarcatmom
August 18th, 2010, 08:32 AM
I didn't think heartworms were an issue in Alberta. This is from the ABVMA (http://www.avma.ab.ca/animal_health/comphealth8.htm) site:


Although it is not absolutely certain, it appears that heartworms are unable to survive at prevailing temperatures in Alberta and Saskatchewan. A few cases are diagnosed in these provinces every year, but to date they have all been dogs that have visited or lived in heartworm risk areas.

Luvmypitgirls
August 19th, 2010, 12:41 PM
I didn't think heartworms were an issue in Alberta. This is from the ABVMA (http://www.avma.ab.ca/animal_health/comphealth8.htm) site:

There have been a few documented cases where the dogs diagnosed for heartworm had not visited higher risk areas. We just want to be sure our dogs are always protected.
In my area Canine Lyme Disease is becoming an issue, and since we love going down to the river, via the wooded areas, we have the dogs treated for that as well.