Ask the Vet: Keeping Your Pet Safe from Seasonal Bugs!


TOO FAST.
IS THIS FAST PACE THAT NEEDS TO IS THIS FAST PACE THAT NEEDS TO
JUST BE CALM. JUST BE CALM.
>>>IT IS ESTIMATED OVER A>>>IT IS ESTIMATED OVER A
MILLION ANIMALS ARE INFECTED MILLION ANIMALS ARE INFECTED
WITH HEART WORMS IN OUR COUNTRY WITH HEART WORMS IN OUR COUNTRY
IN APRIL IS HEARTWORM AWARENESS IN APRIL IS HEARTWORM AWARENESS
MONTH. MONTH.
>>Brittany: WE HAVE DOCTOR>>Brittany: WE HAVE DOCTOR
COURTNEY JOINING US TO TALK COURTNEY JOINING US TO TALK
ABOUT WHAT VETERINARIANS ARE ABOUT WHAT VETERINARIANS ARE
RECOMMENDING FOR OUR FURRY RECOMMENDING FOR OUR FURRY
FAMILY MEMBERS. FAMILY MEMBERS.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING IN. THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING IN.
BEFORE WE GET INTO IT, BEFORE WE GET INTO IT,
INTRODUCES THE BROUGHT TODAY. INTRODUCES THE BROUGHT TODAY.
>>THIS IS LAURA LIE.>>THIS IS LAURA LIE.
SHE IS A FOUR-MONTH OLD HOUND SHE IS A FOUR-MONTH OLD HOUND
PUPPY. PUPPY.
SHE IS AVAILABLE AT FRANKLIN SHE IS AVAILABLE AT FRANKLIN
HUMAN. HUMAN.
I BELIEVE SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR I BELIEVE SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR
SO SHE KIND OF HAS A BUM LEFT SO SHE KIND OF HAS A BUM LEFT
LEG BUT SHE SEEMS TO BE WEAVING LEG BUT SHE SEEMS TO BE WEAVING
AROUND PRETTY WELL. AROUND PRETTY WELL.
>>Natalie: IS GOING TO SAY, YOU>>Natalie: IS GOING TO SAY, YOU
CAN’T REALLY TELL. CAN’T REALLY TELL.
>>SHE WILL HAVE A LITTLE HITCH>>SHE WILL HAVE A LITTLE HITCH
IN HER GIDDYUP BUT SHE IS IN HER GIDDYUP BUT SHE IS
ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS. ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS.
SHE IS DARLING. SHE IS DARLING.
SHE WANTS TO BE IN YOUR LAP, SHE WANTS TO BE IN YOUR LAP,
SHE’S REALLY CUTE AND I CAN’T SHE’S REALLY CUTE AND I CAN’T
BELIEVE WITH THESE FRECKLES SHE BELIEVE WITH THESE FRECKLES SHE
IS STILL THERE. IS STILL THERE.
>>Natalie: I DON’T THINK SHE>>Natalie: I DON’T THINK SHE
WILL BE THERE FOR MUCH LONGER. WILL BE THERE FOR MUCH LONGER.
LET’S HOPE. LET’S HOPE.
GO TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY GO TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY
HUMANE SOCIETY. HUMANE SOCIETY.
ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.
SOUNDS GOOD. SOUNDS GOOD.
JUST TALK ABOUT HEART WORMS. JUST TALK ABOUT HEART WORMS.
WHAT OUR HEART WORMS? WHAT OUR HEART WORMS?
>>>HEART WORMS ARE A PARASITE>>>HEART WORMS ARE A PARASITE
THAT ACTUALLY LIVE INSIDE THEY THAT ACTUALLY LIVE INSIDE THEY
ARE SPREAD BY MOSQUITO BITES ARE SPREAD BY MOSQUITO BITES
WHAT THEY DO IS MOSQUITO WHAT THEY DO IS MOSQUITO
ACTUALLY GET THE LARVAE OUT OF ACTUALLY GET THE LARVAE OUT OF
THE BLOODSTREAM OF AN INFECTED THE BLOODSTREAM OF AN INFECTED
DOG, GROWS THE LARVAE TO THE DOG, GROWS THE LARVAE TO THE
NEXT STAGE OF INCUBATION GOES NEXT STAGE OF INCUBATION GOES
TO ANOTHER DOG, BITES A NEW DOG TO ANOTHER DOG, BITES A NEW DOG
AND EJECTS THE LARVAE INTO THE AND EJECTS THE LARVAE INTO THE
NEW DOG AND THEN THE ADULT WORM NEW DOG AND THEN THE ADULT WORM
THEN GROW INSIDE THE PULMONARY THEN GROW INSIDE THE PULMONARY
VESSELS OF THE HEART. VESSELS OF THE HEART.
WITH A HEART WORMS BECAUSE OF WITH A HEART WORMS BECAUSE OF
THE HEART BUT IS ACTUALLY IN THE HEART BUT IS ACTUALLY IN
THE PULMONARY VESSELS BUT IT THE PULMONARY VESSELS BUT IT
CAN LEAD, AS I CONTINUE TO CAN LEAD, AS I CONTINUE TO
REPRODUCE AND GROW, THEY REPRODUCE AND GROW, THEY
ACTUALLY CAN LEAD TO HEART ACTUALLY CAN LEAD TO HEART
FAILURE WHICH IS WHERE YOU SEE FAILURE WHICH IS WHERE YOU SEE
THE SIGNS WHEN THE DOG IS THE SIGNS WHEN THE DOG IS
REALLY SICK.IN THIS AREA AND REALLY SICK.IN THIS AREA AND
IT IS BAD. IT IS BAD.
>>Brittany: ONE OF THE>>Brittany: ONE OF THE
RECOMMENDATIONS THAT VINTON RECOMMENDATIONS THAT VINTON
THAT HAS? THAT HAS?
>>WE RECOMMEND YOUR OWN.>>WE RECOMMEND YOUR OWN.
THIS WEATHER HAS BEEN INSANE THIS WEATHER HAS BEEN INSANE
FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WE FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WE
HAVE SEEN PRETTY WARM DAYS IN HAVE SEEN PRETTY WARM DAYS IN
THE WINTER. THE WINTER.
SKEETERS CAN ACTUALLY LIVE IN SKEETERS CAN ACTUALLY LIVE IN
YOUR HOUSE PRETTY EASILY SO YOUR HOUSE PRETTY EASILY SO
ANYTIME YOU ARE COMING IN AND ANYTIME YOU ARE COMING IN AND
OUT OF THE HOUSE, EVEN IF YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE, EVEN IF YOU
HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE DOG AND HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE DOG AND
EVEN YOUR CATS.CATS ARE EVEN YOUR CATS.CATS ARE
INFECTED BY HEART WORMS AS WELL INFECTED BY HEART WORMS AS WELL
WHICH PEOPLE DON’T THINK ABOUT. WHICH PEOPLE DON’T THINK ABOUT.
TO REALLY YEAR-ROUND. TO REALLY YEAR-ROUND.
THAT WAY YOU KNOW YOU’RE SAFE. THAT WAY YOU KNOW YOU’RE SAFE.
>>Natalie: WHAT IF I SUSPECT MY>>Natalie: WHAT IF I SUSPECT MY
DOG OR CAT HAS THEM? DOG OR CAT HAS THEM?
CAN YOU TEST FOR IT? CAN YOU TEST FOR IT?
>>UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT A GREAT>>UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT A GREAT
DIAGNOSIS. DIAGNOSIS.
IT’S USUALLY A SILENT KILLER IT’S USUALLY A SILENT KILLER
FOR KITTY CATS WHICH IS WHY FOR KITTY CATS WHICH IS WHY
PREVENTION IS SO IMPORTANT IN PREVENTION IS SO IMPORTANT IN
CATS. CATS.
DOGS CAN USUALLY THE FIRST DOGS CAN USUALLY THE FIRST
THING THEY WILL BE REALLY THING THEY WILL BE REALLY
TIRED. TIRED.
WE CALL IT EXERCISE IN WE CALL IT EXERCISE IN
TOLERANCE. TOLERANCE.
THEY PETER OUT WHEN THEY ARE THEY PETER OUT WHEN THEY ARE
PLAYING, COUGHING, ANYTHING PLAYING, COUGHING, ANYTHING
LIKE THAT YOUR DOG MAY HAVE LIKE THAT YOUR DOG MAY HAVE
HEART WORMS IF THEY ARE NOT ON HEART WORMS IF THEY ARE NOT ON
PREVENTION. PREVENTION.
>>Brittany: THEY DO TESTS>>Brittany: THEY DO TESTS
SHOULD THEY BE GOING AND EVERY SHOULD THEY BE GOING AND EVERY
ONCE IN A WHILE TO DO THE TEST? ONCE IN A WHILE TO DO THE TEST?
>>YES.>>YES.
THIS IS THE AMERICAN HEARTWORM THIS IS THE AMERICAN HEARTWORM
SOCIETY WHICH IS THE BIG SOCIETY WHICH IS THE BIG
ESTABLISHMENT FOR THEY LOOK FOR ESTABLISHMENT FOR THEY LOOK FOR
THE TRENDS AND EVERYTHING IN THE TRENDS AND EVERYTHING IN
OUR COUNTRY. OUR COUNTRY.
THEY RECOMMEND A YEARLY AS DO THEY RECOMMEND A YEARLY AS DO
WE. WE.
EVEN IF YOUR PET IS ON EVEN IF YOUR PET IS ON
PREVENTION, WE NEED TO MAKE PREVENTION, WE NEED TO MAKE
SURE OUR PRODUCTS WE ARE SURE OUR PRODUCTS WE ARE
SELLING YOU ARE WORKING SO WAS SELLING YOU ARE WORKING SO WAS
GOOD ABOUT OUR HEARTWORM TEST GOOD ABOUT OUR HEARTWORM TEST
IS ALL IT ALSO TEST FOR TIC IS ALL IT ALSO TEST FOR TIC
DISEASE. DISEASE.
WE SEE A LOT OF SWINE DISEASE WE SEE A LOT OF SWINE DISEASE
AND OTHER TIC DISEASES IN THIS AND OTHER TIC DISEASES IN THIS
AREA SO WHEN WE TEST FOR HEART AREA SO WHEN WE TEST FOR HEART
WORMS WE CAN TEST FOR EXPOSURE WORMS WE CAN TEST FOR EXPOSURE
TO DETECT DISEASE TWO. TO DETECT DISEASE TWO.
>>Natalie: OKAY.>>Natalie: OKAY.
GET THE PREVENTION.WHAT IS IT GET THE PREVENTION.WHAT IS IT
A PILL?>>THERE ARE LOTS OF A PILL?>>THERE ARE LOTS OF
DIFFERENT CHOICES NOW. DIFFERENT CHOICES NOW.
WE HAVE A PILL, SEVERAL WE HAVE A PILL, SEVERAL
DIFFERENT WRITINGS OF PILLS. DIFFERENT WRITINGS OF PILLS.
TOPICAL PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE. TOPICAL PRODUCTS YOU CAN USE.
WE ACTUALLY PEOPLE DON’T WE ACTUALLY PEOPLE DON’T
REALLY KNOW, WE HAVE AN REALLY KNOW, WE HAVE AN
INJECTION YOU CAN GIVE THAT IS INJECTION YOU CAN GIVE THAT IS
GIVEN BY VETERINARIAN OR GIVEN BY VETERINARIAN OR
VETERINARY STAFF AND IT LASTS

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