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Did you know April is National Heartworm Awareness Month?

Heartworm Life Cycle Illustration

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 foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworm disease affects dogs, cats and ferrets, but heartworms also live in other mammal species, including wolves, coyotes, foxes, sea lions and—in rare instances—humans. Because wild species such as foxes and coyotes live in proximity to many urban areas, they are considered important carriers of the disease.


12 months of Sentinel Spectrum for a 50-100 pound dog= $166.96

Heartworm Treatment for a 53 pound dog= $670 + monthly heartworm prevention

There is no treatment for cats currently.

April is also:

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Other fun April Holidays

• April 1st through 7th: International Pooper Scooper Week

• April 2nd: National Ferret Day

• April 4th: World Rat Day

• April 7th through 13th: National Dog Bite Prevention Week

• April 10th: National Hug Your Dog Day; ASPCA Day

• April 11th: National Pet Day

• April 22nd: Earth Day

• April 23rd: National Lost Dog Awareness Day

• April 28th: National Pet Parent’s Day

• April 30th: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day