Did you know that just one bite from an infected mosquito can send worm larvae into your pet’s circulatory system? Or that the larvae mature into worms which burrow into an animal’s heart and adjacent vessels making it difficult for him to breathe?
Many animals with heartworm do not show signs until about two years after developing the disease. Because heartworm is a potentially fatal illness that is preventable, we recommend treatment year-round with a once-a month preventive, such as Heartguard, which we have in the office. Some heartworm preventives also protect animals from intestinal parasites
We recommend heartworm testing of all dogs if they are on heartworm prevention medication. If heartworm testing is negative, preventive care can be given immediately.