Heartworm is a serious disease that can lead to death. Heartworm is transmitted by mosquitos. Once bitten by a mosquito that carries the larvae the parasite travels to the heart where it develops into a FOOT LONG worm. The dog is the natural host for heartworms, but did you know that your cat can be infected as well? In cats, heartworm causes a respiratory disease that is untreatable.
Talk to your veterinarian today about prevention options for your pets.