Important News: It’s the 5th of the Month

Listen up everybody! (This is one of my serious poses.)

OK. You remember that March was Scottish Terrier Month, right? Well, thanks to my friends over at The Rocky Creek Scotties Adventures blog, I found out that April is Heartworm Awareness Month. That’s right.

Heartworms are gross. So are the other kinds of worms we dogs can suffer from.

And, you won’t believe this, today is the fifth of the month, so I’m getting my favorite treat: my heartworm thingey. It tastes like, um, not chicken, but um, something else entirely. I LOVE THIS THING.

So it’s appropriate that I’m sharing this important news with you TODAY.

If you or someone you know needs heartworm stuff, bite your peeps, bark loudly and do anything else you need to do to GET ON THE MEDS!!!! Heartworms can be prevented people!!!

What You Learned Today:

  • April is Heartworm Awareness Month. So get out there and make everybody aware. (We terriers are especially skilled at making humans aware of things.)
  • Today’s the 5th of the month, that’s when I get my heartworm thingey. It looks like a brown rectangle. But it tastes like…I’ll have to think about that. I LOVE IT!
  • Worms are bad news. Imagine having worms in YOUR heart. Squirming around. Making things miserable. And painful. And pushing you over that bridge far too soon (and needlessly, too, I might add).
  • Thanks, Rocky Creek, for bringing this to our attention! (Scotties are so good about sharing things.)

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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17 Responses to Important News: It’s the 5th of the Month

  1. Duncan says:

    hey Stuart – we got our heartworm meds today too! It’s an ugly disease and it can be prevented. Here where we live, you can’t get away from the mosquitoes so you have to take preventative measures – all year! So glad you’re bringing this to everyone’s attention. Much better to prevent than to try to treat the disease _when_ you get it. You will get it in our area if you don’t take your meds.
    BTW, very handsome picture of you. – Duncan

  2. Peggy says:

    Button got all her shots plus a blood test for heart worms last month. Her pill doesn’t start until May and goes through November. Isn’t that funny how the vets in different areas do the meds? Wishing all Scotties and other breeds good check-ups and good health.

  3. Kyla says:

    Kenzie and I get our brown cubes on the first of the month. We love them. The vet had samples (brown cubes with no meds) and we each got one after the vet was through with us. It made the vet trip tolerable. The vet is out of them now-major bummer.

  4. Stuart, buddy,

    Thanks for helping to get the word out – this is one of those things that can’t be emphasized too much. Our Peeps must be vigilant and protect us.

    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  5. Daisy says:

    We have ours on the 10th, and we love it! Extra treat for the day.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. We love our HeartGuard cube, Stuart! Mom tells us it’s a treat and we woof it right down!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Mayzie says:

    Guess what, guess what? We gets our heartworm stuff on the 5th of every month, TOO! Can you BELIEVES it? Wow. What are the odds?

    Anyways, I think it’s most wonderful you’re telling everybuddy abouts this. Mom says that peoples need to remember that heartworms have been found in ALL 50 states so no matter where you live, you oughta take the heartworm pill. It’s a whole lot easier to do the prevention stuff than the fix-it stuff.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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