I really like pulling in the driveway and having my dog Angus run to greet me. It is nice to know he won’t be slowed down by heartworm disease. Heartworms are especially plentiful this year due to the very wet spring -they are spread by mosquitoes and the extra rainfall has increased their numbers greatly.
Heartworms live in the heart of a dog that has been bitten by an infected mosquito. It can be 4-6 “ long.( Needless to say) this large worm in the heart causes damage, and the dog can die. If detected early, the problem can be resolved with minimal damage-that is why we test yearly.
Heartworm prevention is easy with monthly tablets or oral preventatives or a 6 month injection.
Keep your pet running into your arms-test and prevent heartworms.
Dr. Ed Biggie