Dr. DiPaola Says Farewell
It is with mixed feelings that we announce Dr. DiPaola's farewell.
Dr. DiPaola has been an esteemed member of the local veterinary community for 33 years and opened Main Street Veterinary Hospital in the year 2000.
He would like to leave his clients with these words:
Heartworm Disease in Pets
What Are the Signs of Heartworm Disease?
For both dogs and cats, clinical signs of heartworm disease may not be recognized in the early stages, as the number of heartworms in an animal tends to accumulate gradually over a period of months and sometimes years and after repeated mosquito bites.
Recently infected dogs may exhibit no signs of the disease, while heavily infected dogs may eventually show clinical signs, including a mild, persistent cough, reluctance to move or exercise, fatigue after only moderate exercise, reduced appetite and weight loss.