In this installment of Vet Tips from Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital, Dr. Tripp Stewart discusses in detail how heartworm disease spreads and affects dogs, cats and ferrets. He argues that prevention is the key to avoiding expensive treatment.
(Picture of a heartworm (”Dirofilaria immitis”) microfilaria taken through a microscope at 40x. Taken by Joel Mills on April 21, 2005)
On this week’s edition of the Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call, three board members of the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, join Rick in the studio to talk about No-Kill animal shelters. Bette Grahame, Sarah Landon, and Tedi Wright discuss topics such as spay and neutering, volunteering at the shelter, and how else individuals can help. What are the ethics surrounding euthanasia? What are the alternatives? How should you protect your animals from the recent heat wave? Find out the answers to all these questions, only on the Wake-Up Call. Callers also chime in with their questions and comments.