Heartworm disease is caused by an infection with a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis which is spread by mosquitoes. The adult worms live in the right side of the heart and pulmonary blood vessels. Due to their location, heartworms can cause significant congestive heart disease. The severity of the disease is directly related to the number …

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Canine Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus contracted by dogs. It is spread by the bodily secretions such as feces, urine and saliva of infected dogs. However, the virus can survive in the soil for years. It takes approximately 7-10 days for a dog exposed to Parvovirus to begin showing symptoms and test positive for Parvovirus. …

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