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Heartworm Disease is closer than you think
— so be sure your pet is receiving a monthly heartworm preventative.

Cases of heartworm disease are tracked nationally and reported on by several organizations. One such group, the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), has discovered that three cities in Virginia are among the Top Ten cities in the U.S. to have experienced an increase in the number of positive heartworm cases in the past 30-45 days.

Alexandria, VA ranked #1 overall, for the highest percentage increase of positive tests in June. If that doesn’t feel close enough for pet owners in Hampton Roads, consider this: Newport News, VA was #3 and Hampton, VA was #4 on the national list!

Here is the complete Top Ten ranking:

1) Alexandria, Va.

2) Corona, Calif.

3) Newport News, Va.

4) Hampton, Va.

5) Paterson, N.J.

6) San Bernardino, Calif.

7) Fargo, N.D.

8) Springfield, Mass.

9) Laredo, Tex.

10) Topeka, Kans.

Heartworms in canine heart

Heartworm Disease is close to home in Hampton Roads, so be sure your pet is receiving a monthly heartworm preventative to protect against this deadly parasite.

Contact Us at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic for an appointment to get your pet protected today.

Link to CAPC report: https://www.petsandparasites.org/about-capc/top-ten-cities-reports/

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