Heartworm is a worm that resides in the heart and lungs of infected dogs and cats. Unfortunately, due to the mostly mild temperature, level of humidity, and abundant water sources, heartworm disease is prevalent in our area.
Heartworm larva is transmitted from pet to pet by mosquitoes. Once a pet is bitten by a larva carrying mosquito, the larva will complete its life cycle in its host (your dog or cat) and become capable of causing a life-threatening disease.
Fortunately, heartworm infection is a preventable disease and there are a number of exceptional heartworm preventions available. These products, when provided year-round, provide excellent protection against heartworms and many preventatives also protect against several species of intestinal parasites that can harm pets as well as people.