Heartworm and FIV explained
Heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquitoes pick up microfilaria (baby heartworms) from an infected dog. In the mosquito, these microfilaria develop into different larval stages. When they develop to a third stage larva they can infect other dogs. (text from Best Friends Animal Society site)
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FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus)
FIV stands for feline immunodeficiency virus. FIV typically causes a weakening of the cat’s immune system. It is the same class of virus as HIV (a lentivirus); however, only cats can get FIV. People and dogs cannot. (text from Best Friends Animal Society site)
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The kennel card
Colored text indicates status of the animal.
You cannot show animals that need rescue or that are on hold. Additionally, dogs that are classified as adopted should not be shown.