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Sorry to hear your doggy has to go through heartworm treatment...hopefully it's not a really bad infestation and will clean up easily. I've seen photos of dog's hearts that died because of the worms....it's terrible looking and I know a lot of dogs never get treatment - catching it early also prevents bad damage.

Here in Idaho, heartworms are almost a non issue. Only about 16 dogs and no cats were reported to have been found with heartworm not too long ago...2013 or so. Idaho is in the top ten of states with the most pet ownership....about 62 percent of the folks in Idaho own either a cat, dog, or both. We don't have large population, but it still adds up to a lot of pets and vets here are just not seeing big issues with heartworm being a problem.

I've never done preventative treatments for my pets against it...and I doubt most people around here do. My vets' never brought it up either.

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