April 26, 2007

Heartworms on the march

In her first expert column for Pet Shed, Dr Sally talks about an unexpected consequence of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster which will affect dog and cat owners across the United States for years to come.

All animal lovers will recall the glimmer of joy we felt when many lucky pets were relocated to new homes across the United States after the devastation Katrina caused throughout the southern states.

While this was great news at the time, nobody realized that moving these pets meant they would unwittingly create problems for ‘native’ pets - by spreading heartworm into areas the parasite had never been before.


Furred, feathered or finned

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Pets. You’ve got to love ‘em.

Be they two-legged, four-legged, feathered, furred or finned, there’s nothing more welcome than getting home from a hard day at work to be greeted by bright eyes, a wagging tail, boundless energy and a joy for life which we sometimes forget in the endless grind of modern society.

Has there ever been a time when you walked through the door and your pets weren’t happy to see you? They are a constantly-refreshing change from the constant diet of bad news and negativity the media serves up these days.