Want to adopt a pet? Here are 6 charming cats to adopt now in Orlando
Lou, Russian blue and domestic shorthair mixLou is an adorable male Russian blue and domestic shorthair mix being cared for at Helping Paws Humane Society. Lucy, domestic shorthairLucy is a female domestic shorthair cat currently residing at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Ollie, domestic longhair and domestic shorthair mixOllie is a male domestic longhair and domestic shorthair mix currently residing at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Pockets, domestic shorthairPockets is a sweet female domestic shorthair cat being cared for at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Dalilah, domestic and domestic shorthair mixDalilah is a lovable female domestic and domestic shorthair mix currently residing at Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Risk of heartworm infection not for your dog alone
According to the PAO, heartworm disease is caused by a parasite, a type of roundworm that lives inside the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. Symptoms are subtle and easy to miss, but as the number of heartworms increase, the symptoms of coughing, lethargy, exercise intolerance, lack of appetite and weight loss become more apparent. The American Heartworm Society says that heartworm infections are increasing across the U.S. In Central Florida, Orange County Animal Services is reporting 80 percent increase in positive dogs entering its animal shelter. There is no approved heartworm treatment for cats so prevention is the only answer.