**** Now Taking Applications****Scarlett came to us when she was abandoned by her previous owners, left behind in the yard when they moved. This poor girl is a lot of dog to love. She is exuberant and loves to play in water. She's not picky where the water is, in a pool, in a puddle, or in her dish. She just loves to play. During a routine blood screening Scarlett was diagnosed with deadly Heartworm. Heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted by mosquito bites. Heartworm is becoming more of an issue in Hamilton and surrounding areas. We have seen and treated 6 cases already this year. Therefore, yearly heartworm testing and monthly preventative during the warmer months is vital for all dogs. If left untreated heartworms can multiply and block the blood flow to and from the heart and eventually cause death. Treatment for heartworm is an expensive and painful process that takes 2-3 months. Scarlett has completed her treatment and is ready for her forever home. Scarlett would do best in an all adult and is dominant with other dogs. She would do best as the only pet..Scarlett can be a bit sensitive to touch such as collar grabbing or when restrained. Included in her adoption package is a hand out about working with touch sensitivity. Scarlett was gulping during the food portion of the assessment. Adopter need to be prepared to manage her resource guarding with the protocol outlined in her file. Everything needs to be kept positive with working with it. Remember Heartworm is preventable!
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