Warning to pet owners about Heartworms

 The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society says it is seeing more cases of Heartworm this year than they ever have. In their small shelter alone one out of every five dogs so far this year has tested positive. It is preventable. Any dog that goes outside can be bitten by a mosquito carrying the disease and that's all it takes. One bite can ultimately depositing worms in the heart of the animal. It can be prevented by going to the veterinarian, having a blood test and there are several different products to prevent the disease. Heartworm is serious and can be fatal for an untreated pet. Symptoms include lethargy, coughing, labored breathing. Corinne Martin from the Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society also brought along Jimbo a 4-to-5 year-old Tea Cup Chihuahua that will be available for adoption soon. For information call 313-884-1551.