“Dash” was presented to the Animal Medical Center of Brooksville for generalized demodecosis (red mange, demodectic mange, hereditary mange) that was not responding to therapy given at another hospital.  Dash had open sores, swollen feet, and a secondary skin infection that was severe.  Dash’s owners were quite distraught and were contemplating euthanizing Dash. Dash became […]

An annual physical exam as well as a current heartworm test will be required on all dogs to purchase heartworm medication.  Cats will need to have a physical exam only. The reasons for implementing this policy: There is a risk that your pet can have a life threatening reaction if heartworm prevention is given to […]

Heartworm disease is caused by the growth of a worm transmitted by mosquitoes.  There are four stages in the development of an adult heartworm; microfilariae, larva, juvenile worm, adult worm.   It takes approximately 6 months for the adult worm to develop. The adult heartworm can live up to 7 years.  They live in the right […]