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Heartworms and Your Dog

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Heartworms are almost inevitable - almost. It is possible to prevent heartworms, but only if you first understand how they operate. Learn more about the dreaded heartworm so you can keep it away for good.

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Course Syllabus

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  • What are Heartworms? (3 Credits)
  • Heartworm Disease in Dogs | Read Article
  • Heartworm Part I: Basic Biology and Pathology of the Dreaded Beastie | Read Blog Post
  • Mosquitoes and Your Dogs and Cats | Read Article
  • Preventing and Treating Heartworms In Dogs (5 Credits)
  • Types of Heartworm Preventive Treatment Products | Read Article
  • The Ins and Outs of Treatment for Heartworms in Dogs | Read Article
  • Safety Tips for Using Heartworm Preventive Medications on Dogs | Read Article
  • Prevent Heartworms Even in Winter | Read Blog Post
  • Class Quiz: Preventing and Treating Dog Heartworms | Take Quiz
  • When Heartworms Get Complicated (2 Credits)
  • Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs | Read Article
  • Resistance to Heartworm Preventatives | Read Blog Post
  • Final Quiz: Dog Heartworms | Final Quiz
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