Your New Pet has a Condition: What’s Next?
Rescuing and rehoming animals is a team effort, and we would not be able to save animals if it were not for dedicated adopters like you!
Because we have an on-site hospital and medical staff, we’re able to save the lives of animals with medical issues. Every animal is medically
cleared before it is available for adoption. But sometimes that means a new pet goes home with medication or needs special care for the short
term. Your adoption counselor will give you specific instructions if that’s the case for your new friend.
What Is Heartworm Disease?
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the
United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by heartworms
that live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of affected pets, which if left
untreated, can cause severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other
organs in the body and even death.
Can My Dog Transmit Heartworms To Another Dog?
No! Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes that bite an
infected dog, fox, wolf, or coyote can transmit the infection to unprotected
dogs. Mosquitoes can survive all year, even in parts of the country where
there is a cold winter, so all dogs are at risk. Keeping your dog on heartworm
preventative all year is the safest and most effective way to prevent a heartworm infection in your dog.