About Goldens - Medical Blog
Your dog’s health is vital to a long-lasting quality of life. Many health-related situations may arise with your dog over the course of his/her life, requiring you to educate yourself on how best to help and what resources are available. The following articles and links are intended to help with some of these health-related issues you may face.
Adult dogs living in the southeastern U.S. are highly likely to contract heartworms from mosquitoes if the dogs are not regularly treated with heartworm prevention medication. About 15 percent of the adult dogs that come into our rescue program are found to have heartworms. Heartworm is a serious illness and can be fatal if left untreated.
For more information, go to www.heartwormsociety.org.