Keeping Your Pet on Heartworm Prevention Year Round is Your Best Bet!
Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos. When an infected mosquito bites, it transmits tiny larvae, called microfilaria, into the bloodstream. If your dog is not on heartworm prevention, the microfilaria will have a chance to reach the heart and mature where they turn into heartworm. If your pet contracts heartworm, they could face poor quality of life, not to mention that heartworm disease is fatal if left untreated. Even inside dogs need to be on heartworm prevention. Mosquitos can and will enter your home and all it takes is one bite. For more information on heartworm disease, check out Dr. Kirk's blog.