Fleas and Ticks and Heartworms, Oh My!

As the weather warms up, we start thinking of green grass, sunny days, and parasites! Just as we start venturing out into Spring air, the fleas, ticks, and heartworms are getting ready to party as well! The best offense is always a good defense and now is the time to make sure your pet is [...]

By | 2018-03-20T20:26:19+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Countryside Veterinary Hospital News|Comments Off on Fleas and Ticks and Heartworms, Oh My!

Heartworm Disease and Your Pet

With the climate in this region, heartworm disease is an ongoing issue. Heartworm disease develops when a dog is bitten by a mosquito carrying microscopic heartworm larvae. The larvae are then deposited into the dog and quickly begin their migration into the dog's bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream the larvae makes their way to the [...]

By | 2018-03-20T20:25:30+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Countryside Veterinary Hospital News|Comments Off on Heartworm Disease and Your Pet

The Increasing Rise in Heartworm Disease and How to Protect Your Pet

Over the past few years Alabama has had the highest rate of heartworm disease in the country. We are now seeing an average of 90 cases per clinic, as opposed to 30 in 2010. This is scary for pet owners and disconcerting for those in the field of veterinary medicine. Although it is true that [...]

By | 2018-03-20T20:24:35+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Pet Health & Wellness, Pet Safety|Comments Off on The Increasing Rise in Heartworm Disease and How to Protect Your Pet