Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Preventing Heartworm Disease

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What is the best way to keep your own sweet little Cairn girl or boy from getting heartworm disease?  A single monthly pill will do it.

HeartGuard, Iverhart Max, Canimax, and other veterinary-recommended preventative medications in tablet form are available to give your pet on a monthly or every-6-week basis, as a rule.  They may be chewable and you might get lucky and have a dog that will take it like a treat, but even if you have to wrap your little Toto in a towel and push the tablet to the back of the mouth, then stroke the throat with one hand while you hold the mouth closed, it is a great deal less costly and, without a doubt, less painful than having to treat your dog for that one infected mosquito bite.

Heartworm has been reported in all 50 states of the United States, so please check with a reliable vet for the best recommendations for your region, and don’t take a chance with your dog’s health and well-being.  Remember: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Please follow this link to the American Heartworm Society website to learn more about this awful disease, including prevention, and to see graphic photos of adult heartworms in a dog’s heart.

An average of six to eight times each year, Col. Potter rescues a heartworm positive Cairn, giving them the chance to overcome this dreadful condition and live a happy, healthy life.  The prescribed treatment program runs an average cost of $1,000, and is not for the faint of heart, requiring a dedicated Volunteer to be there for a three or four month duration, managing every aspect of every day for the dog undergoing treatment.

PupsEtc is pleased to offer Col. Potter a special Heartwarming Tails fundraiser to help offset the cost of our current stable of four Foster Cairns undergoing this expensive heartworm treatment.  Beginning Saturday, October 19th through Friday, November 1st, a full 20% of all proceeds taken in by PupsEtc during this two week period will be donated to Col. Potter.
NEW!  The Picaboo Square Bolster bed with Removable Center Pillow in honor of CP Picaboo, currently undergoing treatment for heartworm.

Watch Col. Potter’s Heartwarming Tails with PupsEtc.com: http://youtu.be/txDDM0ThF1E

Heartwarming Tails
Saturday 10/19/13 - Friday 11/1/13
20% of all proceeds during this time will be donated to
Col. Potter’s Cairn Rescue Network!

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