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French Heartworm!!!

May 12th 2012 7:19 am
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YIKES! Did you know, pups and doggies from Newfoundland, that we are the island of Newfoundland is the only place in North America that has reported the parasite of French Heartworm?! It was first found in Europe in the 1800s, and can infect both dogs and foxes. The first found source in Newfoundland was in 1973. It can be extremely dangerous, especially to puppies. That is why it is so important to take a flea and worm medication. It is particularly hospitable on the Eastern part of the province due to our moderate temperature year-round. Both Sentinel and Advantage Multi protect against French Heartworm.

Here's a pamphlet for you to become informed on French heartworm! We love our doggie friends and want to make sure you are protected!

http://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/agrifoods/animal/an imal_health/ds_08_009_french_heartworm.pdf

love Rudy

 
Barked by: PEEK A BOO (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2012 at 2:29 pm

for your knowledge here in Brazil we have hookworm and all of us got it (mommy still doesn´t know ) how we got it since hygene is a plus in our househould and we don´t have any contact with other dogs
Thanks for your info
hugs
Barked by: Rudy (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2012 at 3:39 pm

hi Peekaboo! I hope you and your family are all okay after having hookworm!
Barked by: Wendy G

May 12th 2012 at 3:51 pm

YIKES, Wudy! Keep on takin' dat med'cine!

I take Sentinel, bud I onwy take it 6 monfs/yeer. I hope dat Fwench hartwerm junk duz nod spwead acwoss dis countwy ob ours!
Barked by: Chief Majestix the Impeccable (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2012 at 4:49 pm

yes, take the medicine :o)
Barked by: Demon Flash Bandit (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2012 at 6:08 pm

Thanks for the information. How do you tell French heartworm from regular heartworm? Do the worms speak French? I couldn't resist asking that.LOL
Barked by: Little Women (Dogster Member)

May 25th 2012 at 11:52 pm

good grief! you have French heartworm and we have raccoon roundworm !!! BOL BOL

 

Rudy


 

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