What is Heartworm Disease?

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Many people have heard the term “heartworm,” but what exactly is this parasite and what does it do to our four legged friends?  We found 2 videos to help explain the deadly parasite’s life cycle, treatment (or lack there of), and prevention.

For dogs:

For cats:

As both of these videos state, year-round heartworm prevention is the best option available for your pets.  Monthly prevention medicines may seem expensive, but the protection is worth beyond its weight in gold.

For even more information on heartworm disease, check out this article by the American Heartworm Society.

Which heartworm prevention product does your pet use?  Let us know in the comments below!