What the heck are Heartworms? Why should I be worried?

We all know that annoying buzz buzz buzz, that slap of the bug and annoying itchy bite of summer. What most people do not know is that a single mosquite bite can lead to the death of your dog or cat? Heartworm disease in a dog is a clear situation where prevention is far better than the cure. Treating this potentially fatal condition is expensive, complicated and time-consuming — and it doesn't always lead to complete recovery. Meanwhile, there is no approved treatment at this time for cats.

The AVMA has put out this short education video explaining heartworms, contraction and prevention. Please take the time to look it over and discuss with your vet how for as little as $8 a month you can help protect you dog from this painful life threatening condition.

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