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Heartworm disease is one of the major health problems of dogs in the United States. As well as being found in dogs and other species, it is now being found in cats in ever increasing numbers. The disease develops when a pet becomes infected with parasites called Dirofilaria immitis that are transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Dogs may be infected by a few or up to several hundred heartworms. Cats are similarly infected although usually by only a few worms. Heartworm infection often leads to severe lung disease and heart failure and can damage other organs in the body as well.
You can help prevent your pet from being infected with heartworm disease with simple at-home treatments including monthly pills.
Although there are more than 2,200 kinds of fleas, it only takes one type to cause a lot of misery for you and your pet. And ticks are an indisputably dreaded enemy. Don't forget to take steps to help protect your dog against fleas and ticks.
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