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Heartworms

Pet Lyfe with Dr. Fyfe

 

March 17, 2022

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Tanya Fyfe, DVM - Associate veterinarian at Clark Fork Veterinary Clinic tanyafyfe.com • tanyafyfe@outlook.com

With the return of spring soon upon us, we will be spending more time outdoors with our animal companions. This is an excellent time to discuss Heartworms!

Heartworms are actual worms that are a significant cause of infection and disease throughout our entire country. As dogs move around and with our lifestyles pushing further into wildlife territories we will continue to see Heartworm infections increase.

Dogs, including coyotes, wolves and foxes, are the natural host for Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). This means the worm goes through maturity into adulthood and can reproduce baby worm...



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