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Heartworm Guidelines

Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) Infection in Dogs and Cats.

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals

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Feline Guidelines (Simplified Chinese)

American Heartworm Society Feline Guidelines (rev. 2017) - Simplified Chinese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Feline Guidelines (Traditional Chinese)

American Heartworm Society Feline Guidelines (rev. 2017) - Traditional Chinese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Feline Guidelines (Italian)

American Heartworm Society Feline Guidelines (rev. 2016) - Italian version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Feline Guidelines (French)

American Heartworm Society Feline Guidelines (rev. 2016) - French version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Feline Guidelines (Spanish)

American Heartworm Society Feline Guidelines (rev. 2016) - Spanish version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Japanese)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2017) - Japanese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Simplified Chinese)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2017) - Simplified Chinese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Traditional Chinese)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2017) - Traditional Chinese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (German)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2016) - German version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Italian)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2016) - Italian version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (French)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2016) - French version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Portuguese)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2016) - Portuguese version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Canine Guidelines (Spanish)

American Heartworm Society Canine Guidelines (rev. 2016) - Spanish version

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Feline Heartworm Guidelines

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters

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Canine Heartworm Guidelines

Category: American Heartworm Society Guidelines
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters

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Preventives Chart

Downloadable chart containing FDA-approved heartworm preventives

Category: Apps
Canine | Feline | Prevention | Exotics

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Decision-Making Considerations for Heartworm Management in Shelter Dogs

This tool was developed as a way to incorporate evidence-based medical, behavioral, and operational perspectives into canine heartworm disease management policies and protocols for shelter populations.

Category: Apps
Canine | Diagnosis | Treatment | Shelters | Veterinary Professionals | Cost

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Heartworm Treatment Dosage Calculator

We have developed a web-based app to benefit veterinary professionals. Now treating dogs with heartworm disease is more straightforward than ever. With the AHS Treatment Plan app you have the precise regimen you need at your fingertips.

Category: Apps
Canine | Prevention | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Cost

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Dogs

Heartworm basics for your clients with dogs. An illustrated canine-specific overview of heartworm disease designed to introduce and explain the infection to dog owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which dogs should be tested, the incidence of canine heartworm disease in the United States, how to prevent the disease, and the risks associated with treatment. The tone is clear and comfortable for dog owners to read, yet specific enough to provide fundamental knowledge and an emphasis on prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece and can be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your canine heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Cats

Heartworm basics for your clients with cats. This illustrated species-specific overview of heartworm disease is designed to introduce and explain the infection to cat owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which cats should be tested, incidence of feline heartworm disease in the United States, and how to prevent the disease. Content also emphasizes the fact that no treatment is available for cats and clarifies why. The language is plain and friendly for cat owners to read, yet detailed enough to provide essential knowledge of the disease, carefully stressing the need for prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece that can also be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your feline heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Dogs (Spanish)

Heartworm basics for your clients with dogs. An illustrated canine-specific overview of heartworm disease designed to introduce and explain the infection to dog owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which dogs should be tested, the incidence of canine heartworm disease in the United States, how to prevent the disease, and the risks associated with treatment. The tone is clear and comfortable for dog owners to read, yet specific enough to provide fundamental knowledge and an emphasis on prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece and can be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your canine heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Cats (Spanish)

Heartworm basics for your clients with cats. This illustrated species-specific overview of heartworm disease is designed to introduce and explain the infection to cat owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which cats should be tested, incidence of feline heartworm disease in the United States, and how to prevent the disease. Content also emphasizes the fact that no treatment is available for cats and clarifies why. The language is plain and friendly for cat owners to read, yet detailed enough to provide essential knowledge of the disease, carefully stressing the need for prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece that can also be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your feline heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Dogs (French)

Heartworm basics for your clients with dogs. An illustrated canine-specific overview of heartworm disease designed to introduce and explain the infection to dog owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which dogs should be tested, the incidence of canine heartworm disease in the United States, how to prevent the disease, and the risks associated with treatment. The tone is clear and comfortable for dog owners to read, yet specific enough to provide fundamental knowledge and an emphasis on prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece and can be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your canine heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Canine | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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Client Brochure: Heartworm Disease In Cats (French)

Heartworm basics for your clients with cats. This illustrated species-specific overview of heartworm disease is designed to introduce and explain the infection to cat owners, including the heartworm life cycle, signs of the disease, how to detect the infection, which cats should be tested, incidence of feline heartworm disease in the United States, and how to prevent the disease. Content also emphasizes the fact that no treatment is available for cats and clarifies why. The language is plain and friendly for cat owners to read, yet detailed enough to provide essential knowledge of the disease, carefully stressing the need for prevention. This is an excellent take-home piece that can also be mailed in letter-sized envelopes as part of your feline heartworm prevention campaigns.

Category: Brochures
Feline | Prevention | Diagnosis | Treatment | Life Cycle | Veterinary Professionals | Pet Owners

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The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler, leaves are starting to turn, and football season is here. But that doesn’t mean your clients can forget about protecting their pets from heartworms.

To keep this message front and center with your clients, we’re sharing a set of new posters you can print OR post on your Facebook or Instagram page.

  • To save or print a poster, just click on the image below, then click on the “download” button and save the PDF file.
  • To save a poster for use on your social pages, simply open the downloaded poster, then right click on the file and follow the menu instructions to save the file as a JPEG image.

For more client tools, be sure to visit the Resource Center. And if you don’t already, make sure you’re sharing our Facebook and Instagram posts!