I know my usual posts are quick and easy, but I’d like to take this opportunity and post the long but important story of Milo’s journey with heartworm.
We adopted Milo from a shelter that rescued dogs from other shelters (often kill shelters). We fell in love with his tiny face when we first spotted him on Petfinder.com. Needless to say, as soon as we got the chance to hold him in our arms, it was love at first sight. We took him home the same day.
We didn’t know much about Milo. His given name was Barnum (he was rescued along with a sibling, Bailey) and he came from North Carolina. He was neutered, and even has a small green tattoo to prove this (in case you see ghost testicles). He had been suffering from tapeworms when we first got him, but a quick visit to our local vet cleared it up and he was as good as new. We kept up his shots and when Faithful Friends Animal Hospital opened up within walking distance of our house, we decided to take him there for his annual check-up.
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