Heartworm disease in dogs and cats

Heartworm disease in dogs and cats

Does my dog need heartworm preventative medication year round even if he/she is mostly a house dog? This is one of the most common questions we get in everyday veterinary practice. Heartworm disease is a parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes. After being bitten by a heartworm infected mosquito, immature stages of heartworms called heartworm larvae gradually mature over many months and eventually end up at their final place of maturation in the […]