More than a million pets in the U.S. have heartworms. But heartworm disease is preventable.
True to its mission of leading the veterinary profession and public in understanding heartworm disease, the American Heartworm Society sponsors heartworm education and research.
Rehoming. A move. Accompanying an owner on a trip. Such situations can mean that dogs diagnosed with heartworms must travel. The American Heartworm Society and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians recently released joint transport recommendations designed to safeguard the health of infected dogs while ensuring they do not become vectors for heartworm transmission.
Looking for expert advice on treating complications of canine heartworm disease? Guidelines on feline heartworm diagnosis? A video or infographic to post on your clinic Facebook or Instagram page? Or a new exam room poster to print? Find the free heartworm resources you need in the AHS Heartworm Resource Center.
Put Your Data on the Map!
The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is urging veterinarians and shelters to participate in the 2022 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey. The AHS maps are generated every three years and are widely used to educate the pet-owning public about the threat of heartworm disease. The maps, which are built using data submitted by veterinary practices and animal shelters, also provide vital insights for veterinary professionals about trends in heartworm incidence and the spread of heartworms into new areas of the country. Veterinarians should submit their data on heartwormsociety.org/2022survey by March 15, 2023.