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Sparky, July 2004

Sparky is the July Max's Fund Dog.

Sparky

Sparky was found wandering as a stray in Wisconsin when he was 2 years old. Like many stray dogs, he was heartworm positive.

A local rescue took him in and contacted LABMED for help with his heartworm treatment. As a young dog, Sparky had an excellent prognosis for a full recovery and finding a forever home!

Sparky 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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