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by Patricia Walter

The Vet

The Vet poetry  & art by Patricia Walter

 
Having a good vet for your favorite best friend is so important, not only to the dog, but your peace of mind.  Having someone you can trust and talk with helps solve so many problems.  There is a wealth of information on the internet about dog problems and diseases, but the best advice will come from your own vet.  Generally, most dogs visit the vet at least once a year for their annual shots.  Rabies shots are given either every two or three years depending on the state you live in.  It is usually recommended to keep your dog on Heartworm medicine year around too.  Usually people say - I have never heard of a dog having heartworms. But it is very prevalent in many states including ones where there is a cold winter. Heartworms come from mosquito bites. So anywhere mosquitoes live and thrive during warm weather, there is a threat of heartworms to dogs. The Springer Rescue Group I belong to has pulled so many dogs that required treatment for heartworms.  It is very hard on a dogs system to be treated for heartworms and can be fatal. So PLEASE consider keeping your favorite friend on heartworm medicine year around and have them checked with a heartworm test each spring.

 

You can read about heartworms at the following websites:

American Heartworm Society

The Pet Center.com

 

You Can read about Vaccinations  at the following websites:

Vaccinations

Vaccination Reactions

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