Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the heart of dogs. Mosquitoes transmit the disease to dogs by injecting tiny heartworm larvae into their skin. The larvae develop in the tissues and migrate to the heart where they grow into adult worms. The good news is that heartworm is preventable.
Simple, year-round heartworm prevention is available from your vet to protect your dog all year long against deadly heartworm disease. Heartworm prevention can conveniently be administered by your vet at your dog’s annual health check.