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PETS EeT Porn r C Question: Answer: Ask 2-year-old 2-year-old Cairn Terrier Darby Darby rides on our motorcycle and loves wearing her motorcycle goggles! Dr. Julia Morrow, Paws Veterinary Hospital, The Villages Why should I give my dog r-round? heartworm preventation yea Dale and Joyce Hess Village of Hadley itis) is transmitted to dogs and cats Heartworm disease (Dirofilaria imm on ying the microscopic larvae feeds by mosquitoes. If a mosquito carr If your pet is not on bloodstream. your dog, the larvae enter the adult heartworms, and live in the ention, the larvae will develop into prev y (lung) arteries. This is a potentially right side of the heart and pulmonar g t failure and lung disease (includin fatal disease that causes hear coughing and respiratory distress). is a very easily prevented disease. Infection with adult heartworms ucts on the market which are very There are several very good prod ate on a timely schedule. Due to the clim effective when given properly and efore it is imperative that -round, ther in Florida, mosquitoes can live year if you travel north for the pet stays protected year-round. Even your d tworm prevention is recommende winter months, staying on hear which infection from intestinal parasites, because it also helps to prevent can survive in any climate. tworm disease, treatment can be If your dog becomes infected with hear ention is always safer and more very dangerous and expensive. Prev r to certain to have your dog tested prio affordable than treatment. Be n program, and even if m preventio initiating or restarting any heartwor , lar heartworm prevention program your dog has faithfully been on a regu mmend year round flea I also reco he should be tested once a year. e visit for mor prevention for your pet. You can nosis and treatment of ention, diag in-depth information regarding prev heartworm disease. Chanté brings a lot of love and happiness to my life. Nancy Murphy Village of Mallory Square If you have any specific or related questions, please contact your veterinarian for advice. Sincerely, Yorkshire Terrier Chanté 14-year-old

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - March 2011

The Villages - March 2011
Spring Training — The Boys of Spring
USO Jukebox Saturday Night
Spring Fashion
The Villages Golf Academy
Spring Gardening
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Working Retirees Continue to Find Fulfi llment in The Villages
Sports and Recreation
Barnes and Noble Top 10 List
Business Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - March 2011