Soon after my beloved cat passed away in 2015, I began looking for the next four-legged furry friend to join the family. I found it in a three-year old Mini Schnauzer named Lucky. Lucky was one of several pets that were rehabilitated from disease or illness and placed back up for adoption by the Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor (C.A.R.E.) in Tallahassee, FL. In Lucky’s case, it was heartworm disease. Brought to Northwood Animal Hospital after having his previous owner pass away, Lucky was found to be heartworm positive and was admitted into the C.A.R.E. program for treatment. By the time I met Lucky, his treatment was over and he had a clear bill of health.
Some might say that Lucky was . . . . well . . . .lucky. According to the American Heartworm Society, heartworm disease is one of the deadliest diseases seen in pets and can take several months of expensive treatment to get rid of. To learn more about this deadly disease, check out this slideshow from the American Heartworm Society and then call your vet to make sure your dog or cat is protected today!