May 19, 2023
Heartworm disease is a very serious condition for dogs. It is contracted most often during warmer months through mosquito bites, and can lead to:
• Lung Disease
• Heart Failure
• Organ Damage
The number of worms in a dog generally ranges around 15. However, the quantity can be as high as 250. In terms of growth, the males can reach 4 to 6 inches in length and the females can grow to around 10 to 12 inches.
The best treatment for your pup is year-round prevention! The good news is that there are certain preventative medications that are also effective against other parasites, including roundworms, hook worms, fleas, and tapeworms.
Ask your vet for a recommendation that fits the needs of your dog.