Dalmatian Rescue Begins Heartworm Fundraiser!
Recently we have taken in several heartworm positive rescues. We begin this fundraiser to meet these specific medical expenses.
You may wonder what causes heartworm disease. Heartworm arises from the parasite organism Dirofilaria Immitis. Dirofilaria Immitis is a nematode (roundworm). The severity of illness directly correlates to the number of worms, how long they have been present, and the overall health of the infected dog.
In dogs with an early disease state may be asymptomatic. In other words, they are showing minimal indication or no symptoms at all. In more advanced cases a persistent cough and intolerance to moderate exercise.
Where did we get our information? We relied on PetMd.com. Please read “Heartworm Disease in Dogs (Dirofilariasis in Dogs) “on petmd.com.
We also strongly urge you to review and verify this with your veterinarian.
Our current heartworm patients include the following pups.
PetMD/Staff. (2019). Heartworm Disease in Dogs (Dirofilariasis in Dogs). Retrieved February 23, 2019, from https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_heartworm_disease