CAPC forecasts higher heartworm infections in South Central, Southeastern states
April 26, 2019The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) predicts in its newly released parasite forecast that heartworm occurrence will be higher than average this year . “We started providing our annual forecasts over eight years ago because of the dynamic and ever changing nature of parasites,” says CAPC executive director, Christopher Carpenter, DVM. “Over the years, we have seen these diseases continue to move. Our annual forecast will alert pet owners to the risks this year …
Ticks’ increasing threat
April 25, 2018Masters of ride-sharing well before Uber and Lyft came along, ticks hitch rides with white-tailed deer, migrating birds, and other animals, making their way to locales where they didn’t exist in the past. Now, one or more tick species are found in every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.