On the August 17th Wake Up Call, Rick is joined by veterinarian Dr. Mike Fietz. During the hour they talk about cats and dogs, taking calls from the community about their own pets. Topics covered include dogs who drink excessive amounts of water, cats with allergies, and quality of life for elderly pets.
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)