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Posted on 04-04-2014

That's right! April is Heartworm Awareness Month.  Don't know the facts?  We encourage you to read on...

Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal, parasite that primarily infects dogs, catsHeartworm Prevention and ferrets. Heartworms can only be transmitted from animal to animal by mosquitoes.

Heartworms are a potential threat in every state as well as in many other countries around the world. All dogs, regardless of age, sex, or living environment, are susceptible to heartworm infection. Indoor, as well as outdoor, cats are also at risk for the disease. Because heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, any pet exposed to mosquitoes should be tested. This includes pets that only go outside occasionally. Please click here to continue reading the full article by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Check out this great video from the folks at the American Heartworm Society.

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