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  • Neutering and Spaying; read a research paper about how it affects aggression, fear and anxiety, and bone length

    Ebola and Pets
    Link to the American Veterinary Medical Association website, with special attention about the Ebola Virus and pets.

    Got a question about pet care and health? Visit our Ask a Vet Forum today and post your questions about pet health and care to Dr. Giroux.

    Health Tip

    All Deep Run dogs stay on heartworm preventative medication year round. Our pups start on heartworm preventative when they reach 12 weeks of age, and will stay on it for the rest of their lives. We use TriHeart Plus (generic for Heartgard Plus)heartworm preventative, and give it on the first of each month. This not only prevent our dogs from getting heartworms, it also prevents them from getting roundworms, hookworms or whipworms. As many of our dogs compete in field events, or travel with us doing exhibitions and demonstrations, they are constantly exposed to many different types of parasites. We may travel south in the winter, to hunt, train, or compete. Keeping our dogs on a heartworm and intestinal worm prevention plan year round is a way to insure that they will be protected from Heartworms, Roundworms, Hookworms, and Whipworms regardless of where we travel. If you live in an area where fleas are a big problem, consider using Sentinel, another product that prevents heartworms, intestinal worms, and interrupts the flea life cycle. I would certainly recommend you keep your dog on one or another of these medications. Some people try to save money by mixing up a solution of injectable Ivermectin and giving this to their dog once a month. Ivermectin is the active ingredient in Heartgard. The cost of keeping a 65 pound dog on an approved heartworm preventative is approximately $6.00 per month. This is about the cost of a sandwich, drink and fries at the local fast food franchise, or two beers at the local bar. In my opinion, if you are unwilling to spend that much to keep your dog free of parasites, you are not doing the dog justice. Isn't your dog worth the best you can give him?

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    About CAPC
    The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent not-for-profit foundation comprised of parasitologists, veterinarians, medical, public health and other professionals that provides information for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Here is an example of their March, 2019 report for Fauquier County (home for Deep Run Farm).

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