Have your dog screened for heartworms

Published 9:06 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dear editor,

We were fortunate enough to adopt the sweetest, adult dog  — a morkie. We immediately took her to be checked out at Valley Creek Animal Hospital, as we were not certain of her health history or status, and to update her shots so she could be licensed. Dr. Francis Kendrick found a severe case of heartworms and intestinal worms. After blood work showed her liver and kidney functions had not been affected as yet, we started the extensive and expensive treatment.  She spent the first five days in the clinic to be monitored.

Heartworms develop from mosquito bites and can be easily prevented. Please, pet parents, have your dog screened for heartworms and get them on heartworm prevention — it is very easy and much less expensive. So far, our new baby is doing well and loving her new home environment. She has captured our hearts.

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Our thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kendrick and the amazing staff at Valley Creek Animal Hospital for the love, care and attention they have shown our precious baby. They are absolutely the best!


Marilyn Beaver

Valley Grande