Heartworm Can Kill – But It Doesn’t Have To

Heartworm Can Kill – But It Doesn’t Have To

More than 200 types of mosquitoes live in the United States, and a dozen spread germs that make us sick. West Nile, dengue, malaria and Zika viruses get lots of attention when they strike people. But the most common mosquito-borne disease in America attacks our pets....
Interventional Cardiology Procedures Help Improve Quality Of Life

Interventional Cardiology Procedures Help Improve Quality Of Life

Interventional Cardiology is an advanced field of cardiology that uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of congenital and acquired heart diseases. Often, pets with congenital cardiac anomalies have a reduced life span. CARE’s new...
Cardiac Conditions That May Warrant A Pacemaker In Dogs

Cardiac Conditions That May Warrant A Pacemaker In Dogs

If a dog has an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or a bradyarrhythmia (heart rate that is too slow to support the dog’s daily activities), s/he might benefit from a pacemaker. An artificial pacemaker is an electronic device that maintains the heart rate, and...
Coughing In Dogs With Heart Disease

Coughing In Dogs With Heart Disease

Coughing can be a telltale sign that a dog with a heart murmur is experiencing heart failure. When dogs have a heart murmur, their hearts can become enlarged and lose the ability to pump blood into their lungs and the rest of their body. Known as heart failure, the...
Daffodils, Pollen And Heartworms?

Daffodils, Pollen And Heartworms?

The unseasonably warm weather makes me think of spring flowers, outdoor picnics and, yes, heartworms. “Why?” you ask. Because heartworms are carried by mosquitos, who prefer warmer temperatures. As soon as the weather warms up and mosquitos come out, your pets’ risk...