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Briggs, January 2004

Briggs

Briggs is a small chocolate Lab, about 3 years old, a hunting dog rescued from a humane society in Illinois. He had worms and needed to be neutered, but the biggest problem Briggs faced was heartworm, an all-too-often seen condition in the dogs LABMED helps. A great dog with a fabulous temperament whose only fault is that he likes to chase cats, Briggs is now recovered from his treatment and ready for his new home.

Briggs is one of the lucky dogs who can look forward to a healthy life as long as he receives a heartworm
preventative on a regular basis. Heartworm is spread to dogs by mosquito bites and can be detected by a blood test.

Prevention of heartworms is easy, but the treatment is hard on a dog and expensive. Heartworm preventatives kill the immature worms in a dog's blood and have little or no effect on the dog. Killing the adult worms requires hospitalization and four weeks of limited activity to prevent damage to the lungs.

Not everyone is aware of how life-threatening heartworms are and how easy it is to prevent them. Please tell all your dog-owning friends about heartworm disease. Heartworm is a threat to the health of dogs for at least part of the year throughout the U.S. Administering heartworm preventative on a regular basis is a critical part of responsible dog ownership!

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