This is one of the loves of my life, Gideon, an eight year-old Aussie/BC mix. He was diagnosed with heart worm. We are treating it, but it is not a good experience for either of us, and he won’t even start the shots until May.
If you have dogs, and either live in or bring them to Big Sur, make sure and get them tested and get them on heart worm preventative medications. I am so sorry I let his run out. Thankfully, Dakota is not affected.