Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 45

our advice: ASK DR. CATE Vet Rap by Dr. Ryan Cate Keeping Your Pets Safe from Heartworms By DR. RYAN CATE and MELISSA MOORMAN Dear Dr. Cate: How do dogs and cats get heartworms? What can I do to keep our animals safe from contracting this serious illness? Dinotefuran, Pyriproxyfen, and Permethrin were found to be more than 95 percent effective in preventing the transmission of these baby heartworms from being transmitted to mosquitos. They both kept the mosquitoes from biting and also killed the mosquitoes before they could spread the infection. A heartworm test is performed at each yearly check- up at your vet. There are few signs in the early stages of the disease. However as the infec- tion persists, you could see lack of appetite, weight loss, fatigue and a persistent cough. Cat symptoms are even more subtle, so many cats are not found to have heartworms until it is too late. Heartworms are found in every state, and because infected mosquitoes can also come inside, both indoor and outdoor pets are at ri Ν¬ΈMΌ)ΥΡ₯±₯锁ё”Ρ‘Ι•”ΝΡ•Ά½˜‘•…ΙΠ΄)έ½Ι΄ΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ₯½Έ‰δΡ•ΝΡ₯Ήœ)™½Θ‘•…ΙΡݽɡ́…Ё±•…ΝЁ½Ή”)„ε•…Θ쁝₯Ω₯Ήœε½ΥȁΑ•Π‘•…ΙΠ΄)έ½Ι΄ΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ₯½Έ•Ω•Ι䁡½ΉΡ )₯ΈΡ‘”ε•…ȁ…ΉΥΝ₯Ήœ„™±•„°)Ρ₯¬°Ω•Ρ½ΘΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ₯½ΈΡ‘…Ё‘…Μ)₯Ή½Ρ•™ΥΙ…Έ°AεΙ₯ΑΙ½αε™•Έ°…Ή)A•Ι΅•Ρ‘Ι₯Έ…́ё”‰•ΝЁ݅δΡΌ)­••ΐε½ΥȁΑ•Ρ́‘•…±Ρ‘䁅ΉΝ…™”Έ)!•…ΙΡݽɡ́…Ι”ΡΙ…ΉΝ΅₯Π΄)Ρ•ΡΌ‰½Ρ ‘½Μ…Ή…Ρ́‰δ)΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ‰₯Ρ•Μ°ΝΌ…±Ρ‘½Υ ε½Τ)΅…䁹½Π‘…Ω”Ν••Έ„΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ)ε•Π₯Έ½ΥȁΑ…ΙЁ½˜Q•α…́‰•…ΥΝ”)½˜½Υȁ΅₯±έ₯ΉΡ•ΙΜ°ε½Υȁ…Ή₯΅…±Μ)Ν‘½Υ±‰”½Έε•…Θ΅Ι½ΥΉΑΙ•Ω•Έ΄)Ρ…Ρ₯Ω”ΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΠ™½Θ‘•…ΙΡέ½Ι΅ΜΈ)Q‘”΅•Ι₯…Έ!•…ΙΡέ½Ι΄)M½₯•ΡδΙ•½΅΅•Ή‘́ё”ε•…Θ΄)Ι½ΥΉΥΝ”½˜΅…Ι½ε±₯Œ)±…Ρ½Ή•ΜΡΌΑΙ•Ω•ΉΠ‘•…ΙΡέ½Ι΄)₯Ή™•Ρ₯½ΈΈ%Ё₯́±₯­•±δΡ‘…Ёε½ΥΘ)Α•Π‘…́‰••ΈΑɕ͍Ι₯‰•½Ή”½Θ)…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ‘Ι՜™Ι½΄Ρ‘₯́Ι½Υΐ°)Α½ΝΝ₯‰±δ‰δέ…䁽˜„΅½ΉΡ‘±δ)ΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ…Ρ₯Ω”‰δε½ΥȁٕѕΙ₯Ή…Θ΄)₯…ΈΈQ‘•Ν”ΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΡ́͑½Υ±)‰•₯Έ…́•…ɱ䁅́•₯‘Ёݕ•­Μ₯Έ)ΑΥΑΑ₯•ΜΈQ‘•δ…±ΝΌΙ•½΅΅•Ή)Ρ‘”ΥΝ”½˜Ι•Α•±±•ΉΡ́ѼΑΙ•Ω•ΉΠ)Ρ‘”‰₯ѕ́½˜΅½ΝΕΥ₯Ρ½•Μ°…±½Ήœ)έ₯Ρ •ΉΩ₯Ι½Ή΅•ΉΡ…°΅•…ΝΥΙ•Μ)Ρ‘…Ёɕ‘Ս”΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΏ ‰Ι••‘₯Ήœ)…Ή™••‘₯ΉœΈQ‘•Ν”΅•…ΝΥΙ•Μ)₯Ή±Υ‘”‘Ι…₯Ή…”½˜ΝΡ…Ή‘₯Ήœ)έ…Ρ•Θ°•ΉΩ₯Ι½Ή΅•ΉΡ…°ΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΠ)™½Θ΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ±…ΙΩ…”°…Ή­••Α₯Ήœ)Α•Ρ́₯Ή‘½½Ί‘ΥΙ₯ΉœΡ₯΅•Μ½˜Ρ‘”)‘…δέ‘•Έ΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ™••‘₯Ήœ₯́…Π)₯Ρ́Α•…¬Έ) ΥЁ₯Έ½Ι‘•ΘΡΌΝΑΙ•…Ρ‘”)‘•…ΙΡέ½Ι΅Μ°Ρ‘”΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ΅ΥΝΠ)™₯ΙΝЁ‰₯Ρ”„…ΙΙ₯•Θ…Ή₯΅…°ΝՍ …Μ)…Έ₯Ή™•Ρ•‘½œ°™½ΰ°½ε½Ρ”½Θ)έ½±˜Έ‘ձЁ™•΅…±”‘•…ΙΡέ½Ι΅Μ)±₯Ω₯Ήœ₯ΈΡ‘•Ν”…Ή₯΅…±ΜΑΙ½‘Ս”)΅₯Ι½Ν½Α₯Œ‰…‰δέ½Ι΅Μ…±±•)΅₯Ι½™₯±…Ι₯„Ρ‘…Ё₯ɍձ…Ρ”₯ΈΡ‘”)‰±½½‘ΝΡΙ•…΄Έ]‘•Έ„΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ)‰₯ѕ́…ΉΡ…­•Μ„‰±½½΅•…°)™Ι½΄…Έ₯Ή™•Ρ•…Ή₯΅…°°₯ЁΑ₯­Μ)ΥΐΡ‘•Ν”‰…‰δέ½Ι΅Μ°έ‘₯ )‘•Ω•±½ΐ…Ή΅…ΡΥΙ”₯ΉΡΌƒŠq₯Ή™•Œ΄)Ρ₯Ω”ΝΡ…—Št±…ΙΩ…”½Ω•Θ„Α•Ι₯½)½˜€ΔΐΡΌ€ΔЁ‘…εΜΈQ‘•Έ°έ‘•ΈΡ‘”)₯Ή™•Ρ•΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ‰₯ѕ́…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ)‘½œ°…Π°½ΘΝΥ͍•ΑΡ₯‰±”έ₯±)…Ή₯΅…°°Ρ‘”₯Ή™•Ρ₯Ω”±…ΙΩ…”…Ι”)‘•Α½Ν₯Ρ•½ΉΡΌΡ‘”ΝΥΙ™…”½˜)Ρ‘”…Ή₯΅…³Šéͭ₯Έ…Ή•ΉΡ•ΘΡ‘”)Ή•ά‘½ΝЁёɽ՝ Ρ‘”΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΏŠeΜ)‰₯Ρ”έ½ΥΉΈ=Ή”₯ΉΝ₯‘”„Ή•ά)‘½ΝΠ°₯Ёх­•Μ…ΑΑΙ½α₯΅…Ρ•±δΝ₯ΰ)΅½ΉΡ‘́™½ΘΡ‘”±…ΙΩ…”ΡΌ΅…ΡΥΙ”)₯ΉΡΌ…‘ձЁ‘•…ΙΡέ½Ι΅ΜΈ=Ή”)΅…ΡΥΙ”°‘•…ΙΡݽɡ́…Έ±₯Ω”)™½Θ™₯Ω”ΡΌΝ•Ω•Έε•…Ί₯Έ‘½Μ)…ΉΥΐΡΌΡέΌ½ΘΡ‘Ι•”ε•…Ί₯Έ)…ΡΜΈ •…ΥΝ”½˜Ρ‘”±½Ή•Ω₯Ρδ)½˜Ρ‘•Ν”έ½Ι΅Μ°•… ΅½ΝΕΥ₯ΡΌ)Ν•…Ν½Έ…Έ±•…ΡΌ…Έ₯ΉΙ•…Ν₯Ήœ)ΉΥ΅‰•Θ½˜έ½Ι΅Μ₯Έ…Έ₯Ή™•Ρ•)Α•ΠΈ) ΥЁё•Ι”₯́ͽ΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœε½Τ)…Έ‘Ό½ΈΡ½ΐ½˜„΅½ΉΡ‘±δ)ΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ…Ρ₯Ω”Έ%Έ„Ι••ΉΠΝΡΥ‘δ°)Ρ‘”ΑΙ½‘ՍΡ́ё…Ё½ΉΡ…₯Έ(Π