Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Albany - Mosquito larvae, growing in standing water left behind from the recent flooding, are now turning into adults. The blood sucking insects are looking for a good meal. You must not only protect yourself from the disease carrying pest, but also your pets.
When Tim Spraggins's Husky A.J. start wheezing and coughing shortly after another one of his dogs mysteriously died, he immediately feared the worst. "Since I had lost the female the week before, I wanted to know if she had something. Was he going to be next," said Spraggins.
Spraggins brought A.J. to Veterinarian Dr. Ira Roth. The dog was diagnosed with heartworm disease. "He going to have treatment for two days," said Spraggins.
"It's a tremendous problem," said Dr. Roth. Dr. Roth says heartworm disease is common in the South because mosquitos that carry the disease thrive in the hot, humid conditions. "If your cat or dog isn't on heartworm preventive, we can pretty much guarantee it will be exposed to mosquitoes carrying the heartworm disease."
Signs your dogs may have heartworm disease include respiratory problems and sluggish behavior. But for cats, the signs are vague. "In fact, the number one presenting problem with cats with heartworm disease is sudden death, literally the cat's fine one minute and you come back and the cat has died," said Dr. Roth.
The best way to keep your pet heartworm free is to give it a monthly preventive treatment, such as Heartgard. The medicine isn't cheap, but neither is the vet bill to treat heartworm disease. "It's going to cost me more than I paid for the dog to take care of him," said Dr. Roth.
Indoor pets are also at risk, just one mosquito can spread heartworm disease. So, Dr. Roth suggests pampering your pet by taking take of its health.
Mosquitoes can also spread West Nile Virus to dogs, cats, birds, and other pets. There's no way to stop mosquitos from biting your pet. Dr.Roth says just keep an eye on your pet's health and see a professional if symptoms arise.