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Madge, October, 2006

Madge is the October Buddy Arnold Memorial Fund Dog

Madge

Madge's rescuers describe her as, 'Absolutely the most WONDERFUL girl anyone could ever meet.' Madge was stray for some time, and heartworm positive. Her rescuers turned to LABMED for assistance with her care.

Madge is just one of the many Labs and Lab-mixes whose heartworm treatment was funded with help from LABMED.

Prevention of heartworms is easy, but the treatment is hard on a dog. Heartworm preventatives kill the immature worms in a dog's blood and have little or no effect on the dog; killing the adult worms is very stressful for a dog, requiring hospitalization and four weeks of limited activity to prevent damage to the lungs as the adult heartworms die.

Please help us educate dog owners about heartworm disease. Not everyone is aware of how life-threatening heartworms can be and how easy it is to prevent them. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, and there are very few areas of the US where heartworm is not a threat for at least part of the year. Administering heartworm preventative on a regular basis is an important part of responsible dog ownership!


 

 

 

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