Heartworm Disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the hearts in dogs, cats, and other species of mammals. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, and just one bite can infect your pet. The American Heartworm Society recommends testing for Heartworms annually, and giving heartworm prevention every month, year round.
Prevention is much safer, easier, and more COST EFFECTIVE than treatment of this deadly disease. Yearly testing for dogs is necessary to ensure that treatment will never have to be a necessity for these important companions and family members. Giving heartworm preventative all year is very important for the health of your pet due to the prevalence of mosquitoes and other parasites in Florida.