3 Must-reads for Heartworm Awareness Month

April 5, 2021
dvm360 Staff

Check out these articles highlighting recent heartworm recommendations, client education tips, and more.

Happy National Heartworm Awareness Month! In observance of this special month, we have selected 3 articles that provide the latest on heartworm transport guidelines, tips for educating clients about heartworm prevention, plus offer insight on feline heartworm disease. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!

1. AHS/ASV release updated transport recommendations for heartworm-positive dogs: Check out the American Heartworm Society (AHS) and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians' (ASV) new set of joint transport recommendations designed to educate veterinarians, shelter personnel, and other animal rescue workers on how to safeguard the health of heartworm-positive dogs and prevent them from becoming vectors of transmission.

2. The other heartworm patient: Dog owners are usually familiar with heartworm disease and the importance of prevention, but cat owners may be unaware that the disease can affect their pet. Find out everything you need to know about feline heartworm disease.

3. Have a heart: why dogs need heartworm testing: Are your clients taking heartworm prevention seriously? Here's a handout to help educate them about this very important topic.