- In 2005, we had 73 positive cases of heartworm disease. Three of those cases resulted in deaths.
- In 2006, we had 81 positive heartworm cases. Sadly, six of those cases resulted in death.
- In 2007, we had 64 positive cases, five of which resulted in death.
- In 2008, we had 61 positive cases, ten of which resulted in death.
- In 2009, we had 46 positive cases, 8 of which resulted in death.
- In 2010, we had 35 positive cases, 6 of which resulted in death.
- In 2011, we had 33 positive cases.
- In 2012, we had 37 positive cases.
- In 2013, we had 30 positive cases.
- In 2014, we had 20 positive cases.
- In 2015, we had 24 positive cases.
- In 2016, we had 17 positive cases.
- In 2010, we had 194 positive cases.
- In 2011, we had 322 positive cases.
- In 2012, we had 562 positive cases.
- In 2013, we had 484 positive cases.
- In 2014, we had 657 positive cases!
- In 2015, we had 639 positive cases!
- In 2016, we had 691 positive cases!
AS OF April 24th, in 2017 we have had:
- 4 Heartworm positives
- 6 Ehrlichia positives
- 4 Anaplasma positives
- 179 Lyme Disease positives!
Be sure to discuss heartworm and lyme testing, lyme vaccination and heartworm prevention at your next visit.
Check out our pet library for more information about heartworm disease and Lyme disease.
Skunk Spray Remedies
There are a number of remedies that work for removing skunk smell from a dog. Here is a home-brewed recipe that works best.
Mix 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap. While the mixture is bubbling, wash your dog. Rinse with tap water.
NEVER store this mixture in a closed container!
In addition, here are a few other ideas that work:
- Vinegar bath
- Tomato juice bath
- A rag soaked in vanilla extract