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    DefaultHeartworm Distribution Map

    Just ran across this map showing the incidence of Heartworm. Logically it occurs most where there are the most mosquitoes. Boy it would be nice to live in a place where they didn't carry you off in the summer. Just this morning after I let the boys out I saw Duke looking at me through the kitchen window and there was a big fat one one the side of his face. I ran out and got that one. Now only sixteen bizzilion more to go. :P

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    DefaultRe: Heartworm Distribution Map

    I've never seen a national map of heartworm before. Definitely higher in the warm/wet states. My vet has one for AZ and Maricopa County when I can even see that dogs 1 block away have been diagnosed. Pretty freakin' scary.

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    Geez, I live in Illinois, and it looks like it's the worst state!

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    DefaultRe: Heartworm Distribution Map

    I've actually posted that one before...just remember when looking at that particular map, that it was done 6 years ago, so heartworm disease in dogs (and cats!) has spread significantly since then. HW never used to be an issue up in Washington, where I'm from, for instance. Now, positive cases are popping up there relatively frequently!

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    Oh wow...I have never seen that before. Not surprisingly along the Mississippi River and Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

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    Notice the map is 2001 so I am sure it is worse now.

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    Very cool map

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    Wow, really cool map! It's interesting how it's concentrated along rivers and coastlines. But not in the west. I wonder why the western half of the country has fewer?


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    DefaultRe: Heartworm Distribution Map

    It hadn't been much of a problem here in So. Calif. but the mosquitos are starting to pickup so both of mine are going on heartworm. This will be there first time. We are not a hot spot, but places we visit are so I'd rather not have to worry.
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