All it takes is one mosquito bite for a heartworm to infect your pet – and fatally damage them slowly, silently and out of your sight. Pets of all ages, breeds and geographies are susceptible. But here’s the good news: heartworms can easily be prevented with simple, affordable, year-round preventive medication.
If there are two words that should not be connected, it’s heart and worm. The disease is as it sounds: worms living in the heart and surrounding blood vessels of affected pets.