The Morning Blend


Parasite Forecast

Posted: 10:39 AM, Apr 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-29 10:40:23-04

With 30-Day Forecast Maps to Alert Veterinarians and Pet Owners

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), the leading source on parasitic diseases that threaten the health of pets and people, released its annual 2019 parasite forecast and corresponding 30-day forecast maps to alert pet owners of pending outbreaks. Parasite infections are real and can be deadly to pets. CAPC predicts that heartworm will be higher than average especially in areas of the Southeast United States; the forecast for Lyme disease is for a continued spread in the Atlantic Coast and Midwest. How can you protect your pets and family? Veternarians Dr. Karen Fling and Dr. Rick Marrinson will discuss the forecast maps and the importance of annual parasite testing and year-round protection.