Keeping our furry friends safe this season is important to our communities. Stay up to date and informed on the best ways to keep your pets safe and prevent them from any infections or illness.
Heartworm Disease (Dirofilaria immitis):
- Caused by a parasitic worm transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
- Dogs are the definitive host but cats and ferrets can also be affected.
- Consult your pets veterinarian for testing and prescription preventative medications.
- The best treatment is prevention!
The American Heartworm Society recommends that you “think 12”
1. Get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm and
2. Give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year.
For more information on heartworm prevention in pets, Click Here.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE):
- EEE is a viral disease that can be caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. This virus will attack the central nervous system (specifically the brain and spinal cord) causing most affected horses to die within several days. All horses are at risk, but horses between the ages of 6 months and two years are particularly vulnerable. Guidance is distributed by the AAEP for those who own horses and want to learn more arboviral disease vaccination for EEE prevention.
- Consult your pets veterinarian for testing and prescription preventative vaccinations.
For more information on horse vaccines, Click Here.