Taking a road trip with your dog for Easter Holiday to the coastal region? Are you aware of HEARTWORM disease?

* Heartworms are worms up to 14 inches long as adults, that develop and live within the blood vessels of the dog’s heart.

* Dogs become infected with heartworms through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

* Heartworm infected pets become reservoirs for mosquitoes to transmit the disease further and faster.

* The most obvious clinical signs of heartworm disease are a soft, dry cough, shortness of breath, weakness, listlessness, and loss of stamina.

Heartworm disease is a serious, often fatal syndrome. Consult your vet for diagnosis and treatment.

Prevention is simple! Administer monthly prevention to protect your dog, minimize mosquitoes in your environment, and work closely with your veterinarian to develop a healthy lifestyle.


Illustration courtesy of American Heartworm Society.

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