Understanding Heartworm in Cats and Dogs: Quick Facts About This Disease

All pet owners understand that pet parasite prevention is important to keep their animals healthy and free of parasites. But did you know that heartworm is especially a serious threat to both dogs and cats? In this quick guide, we’ll review some facts about this disease so that you can be informed and take steps to protect your furry family members. What Is Heartworm? Heartworm is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. These worms are transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, and they mature and live…

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