Dann Mann arrived at the MD SPCA in the summer of 2021 with wild good looks, energy, and… heartworms!
Heartworms are a parasite carried by mosquitoes. They live in the blood vessels surrounding a dog’s heart. Heartworms can damage heart, lungs, and pulmonary blood vessels.
Dann Mann was given special medication and prescribed strict bedrest for three to four months. It was hard keeping this playful pup from exercise. Our animal care team had to get creative! Dann Mann received work-to-eat toys, sniffing activities, and low-impact training sessions to keep his mind occupied.
His loving foster parent kept up with his unique care for the second half of his journey.
Dann Mann beat the deadly parasites and got adopted in the fall! To protect your pets from heartworms, ask your veterinarian about monthly preventives.