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Global Warming Affecting Pets?

by Dr. Chris

March 20, 2009 The number of heartworm cases has gone up over the last few years, particularly in the South where most cases happen. The warming of the climate leads to mosquitoes being more active for a greater period of the year.


Mosquitoes spread heartworm disease between dogs. Dogs cannot get it from each other. There needs to be a mosquito for it to be transmitted.

In the South and even in most of the country it is more and more common for vets to recommend year around heartworm protection.

Sadly though at least 50% of pet owners either miss giving the monthly dose or don't give anything at all.

With the increased risk of your dog getting heartworm disease, make sure you follow your local vet's recommendation for heartworm prevention in your area.

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I would say yes to this question. As this global warming is just affecting the animals too. Being human we are unable to survive due to this extreme hot climatic changes according to essay services reviews. Well coming to this environment we must take measures to make it more green and save this globe.

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I would always advice as many people to check for any sort of allergies within the family before getting a pet. People have very different characteristics so make sure no one has such problems before bring home any pets at all. Medical billing solutions

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