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Heartworm Disease Crossword + Answer Key

Heartworm Disease Crossword + Answer Key

Crossword clues help to teach older children heartworm disease terms.

Category: Just for Kids
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Shelters | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Road Maze

Road Maze

A fun maze helps get children on the right path to responsible pet care.

Category: Just for Kids
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Shelters | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Heartworm Health Exam

Heartworm Health Exam

Coloring page helps teach young kids about trips to the veterinarian.

Category: Just for Kids
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Shelters | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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At the Veterinarian

At the Veterinarian

Coloring page to help young pet owners learn about heartworm prevention.

Category: Just for Kids
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Exotics | Shelters | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?

Special Needs Pets: Can I Adopt a Heartworm-Positive Dog?

What you need to know if you're planning to adopt a heartworm-positive dog

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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My dog has tested positive for heartworms. Now what?

My dog has tested positive for heartworms. Now what?

What owners need to know if their dog is diagnosed with heartworms

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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My cat has tested positive for heartworms. What can I do?

My cat has tested positive for heartworms. What can I do?

What owners need to know if their cat is diagnosed with heartworms

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Does my dog need a heartworm preventive?

Does my dog need a heartworm preventive?

Why year-round heartworm prevention is essential to keeping a dog healthy

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Health Tips for Shelter Cat Adopters

Health Tips for Shelter Cat Adopters

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Feline | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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The DO's and DON'Ts of Heartworm Protection (canine)

The DO's and DON'Ts of Heartworm Protection (canine)

The facts--and the fictions--about heartworm prevention in dogs

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Canine | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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The DO's and DON'Ts of Feline Heartworm Protection

The DO's and DON'Ts of Feline Heartworm Protection

The facts--and the fictions--about heartworm prevention in cats

Category: Pet Owner FAQs
Feline | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Heartworms 101 with Dr. Chris Duke

Heartworms 101 with Dr. Chris Duke

Category: Podcast
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Pet Owners

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When heartworm patients face complications with Dr. Marisa Ames

When heartworm patients face complications with Dr. Marisa Ames

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Marisa Ames discusses how to manage dogs with complications due to advanced heartworm disease.

Category: Podcast
Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals

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Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead

Determining the best treatment protocol for your heartworm-positive patient with Dr. Andy Moorhead

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Andy Moorhead explains the steps and elements of treatment for heartworm-positive dogs.

Category: Podcast
Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals

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What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson

What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson

In this VETgirl podcast, Dr. Tom Nelson discusses the challenges of diagnosing heartworm disease in cats and why prevention is so important.

Category: Podcast
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals

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Diagnostic dilemmas with heartworm disease with Dr. Lindsay Starkey

Diagnostic dilemmas with heartworm disease with Dr. Lindsay Starkey

In this VETgirl podcast, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Lindsay Starkey discusses the limitations of antigen testing and what veterinarians should do if they question the results of a heartworm test.

Category: Podcast
Canine | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals

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Transporting the Heartworm Positive Dog with Dr. Brian DiGangi

Transporting the Heartworm Positive Dog with Dr. Brian DiGangi

In this VETgirl podcast, shelter veterinarian Dr. Brian DiGangi discusses how heartworm-positive dogs can be safely transported.

Category: Podcast
Canine | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Transport of Infected Pets

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The Masked Marauder

The Masked Marauder

If pets are unprotected, they're in danger from mosquitoes that transmit heartworms.

Category: Posters
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Exotics | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Don't let heartworm disease break your heart (empty collar)

Don't let heartworm disease break your heart (empty collar)

Heartworm disease can be fatal in dogs. See your veterinarian for annual testing and year-round prevention.

Category: Posters
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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These are heartworms

These are heartworms

One mosquito bite can lead to heartworms that are 12 inches long--or more.

Category: Posters
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Exotics | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Don’t let heartworm disease break your heart (dog house)

Don’t let heartworm disease break your heart (dog house)

Heartworm disease can be fatal in dogs. Make sure to have your veterinarian prescribe heartworm prevention.

Category: Posters
Canine | Prevention | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Think 12 Series: Would you know if she had heartworm (canine)

Think 12 Series: Would you know if she had heartworm (canine)

Heartworms happen on the inside. Only a veterinarian is equipped to test dog for heartworms.

Category: Posters
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Think 12 Series: Would you know if he had heartworm (feline)

Think 12 Series: Would you know if he had heartworm (feline)

Heartworms happen on the inside. Only a veterinarian is equipped to test cats for heartworms.

Category: Posters
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Think 12 Series: Has heartworms will travel

Think 12 Series: Has heartworms will travel

Coyotes get heartworms. And because they're not likely to be on heartworm prevention, they are an important source of heartworm transmission.

Category: Posters
Prevention | Other | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners | Incidence

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Think 12 Series: If your cat gets heartworms there is no treatment

Think 12 Series: If your cat gets heartworms there is no treatment

Sad but true--there's no approved treatment for heartworm infection in cats.

Category: Posters
Feline | Prevention | Treatment | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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