A new study found that, despite availability of preventives, 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats taken in as strays to Florida shelters have been infected with heartworm.
Heartworm-positive dogs are challenging to get adopted anywhere. So how did Alachua County Animal Services adopt 11 of them out in one day?
Have you ever tested a dog in your shelter who you were certain would be heartworm positive, only to have the test come back negative? A new testing technique may reveal that dog is positive after all.
Do you think treating heartworm in shelter dogs is expensive, difficult, and impractical? Would it surprise you to know that veterinarians and students of the UF Veterinary Community Outreach Program have developed a treatment plan that's affordable and successful?