Originally Posted by sbainbr
Thank you! I think he is very handsome, myself, but I'm a bit biased.
Beau is a purebred Golden Retriever.
I'm not 100% if he's been tested for heartworm, but he has had all of his regular vaccinations and dewormings since he was a baby, so hopefully that'd protect him against it. He doesn't seem to have any symptoms of it, though, thank goodness!
Aslan, I'd love to see pictures of Bailey! I peeked at your albums but didn't see any pup pictures!
One of the symptoms are breathing issues. Normal deworming does not take care of heart worm. It is fairly cheap to get the test done to ensure that this is not the case. I have had 6 heartworm positive dogs come into rescue - caught in time it is treatable.
Anyways - it's just something for you to eliminate if you wish.