Heartworms Kill, Enough Said!

Heart with heartworms

Is your dog on heartworm prevention every 30 days?  If not just take a good long look at this picture.  Don’t let your dog be the next statistic (1 out of every 89).

Heartworms have been diagnosed in dogs in all 50 United States.  These worms are transmitted from dog to dog via mosquitoes.  An adult heartworm is about 12 inches long and can live for 3-5 years.  Heartworm treatment is about 15 times more expensive to treat than to prevent.

For more information about heartworms in dogs.

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Dr. Anna was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Dr. Anna found her beloved pet dead on the side of the road left to die without any help. That was the moment she decided to become a vet and vowed to help other people and their pets. After a few years of practicing in New Hampshire, Dr. Anna became homesick and decided to return to Guthrie to be with her parents and five other siblings. Family and friends are a major part of our lives which is why we treat our clients at Guthrie Pet Hospital as family.  Dr. Anna and her husband do not have children but are very proud pet parents and therefore, treat every four-legged friend as part of the family. 

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