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Posted on 04-16-2014

As part of April's Heartworm Disease Awareness Month we thought it would be interesting to share where exactly heartworm disease is found.  Do we really have to worry in Indiana?

The first published description of heartworm in dogs in the United States appeared more than 100 years ago in an issue of "The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery."1 Heartworm in cats was first described in the early 1920's.2, 3 Since then, naturally acquired heartworm infection in cats and dogs is identified as a worldwide clinical problem. Despite improved diagnostic methods, effective preventives and increasing awareness among veterinary professionals and pet owners, cases of heartworm infection continue to appear in pets around the world.  Please click here to continue to the full article by the American Heartworm Society

Call us today if you have any questions about heartworm disease and your pet at 317-228-0645.

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