Wednesday: April 6, 2011
LIVELINES: PET CALLS
You're making sure your pet gets proper medication when it comes to protecting them from heart worms.. but this morning there may be evidence that heartworms are winning the battle.
Dr. Jim Hammon from Northgate Animal Hospital was our guest. He says new evidence shows that there is a strain of heartworms showing slight resistance to some current heartworm medications.
Dr. Hammon also had the following tips and advice..
-More than 70 known species of mosquitoes can transmit the heartworm parasite
-poor heartworm compliance
-don't abandon use
-year round preventive and annual testing
NORTHGATE ANIMAL HOSPITAL