Let’s talk Heartworms. Not a common problem in Arizona, but it is here. I’ve treated cases! Dogs most likely to be infected: Shelter adoptions/ Strays. Recommendation: every shelter adoption/ stray should be tested for Heartworm, Tick fever and Intestinal parasites upon adoption; investment of $ 87.00. (Most shelter don’t do these tests). Cool new drugs make the fight against these deadly parasites even easier/ better!