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Why Annual Heartworm Testing is Essential?

WHY ANNUAL HEARTWORM TESTING IS ESSENTIAL? WHAT IS HEARTWORM DISEASE? Heartworm disease is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition in pets. It's caused by heartworms, which are foot-long worms that reside in the lungs and hearts of infected pets, causing heart failure, severe pulmonary illness, and organ damage. If the condition is serious enough, the following symptoms may appear: Coughing Breathing problems Lethargy Vomiting Decreased Appetite • Loss of weight WHAT MAKES HEARTWORM DISEASE PREVENTION SO IMPORTANT? • Mosquitoes are numerous and everywhere! • Heartworm disease can be transmitted to your pet by a single bite from an infected mosquito. • Every year, about 1 in 200 dogs tests positive for heartworm disease. • The treatment of heartworm disease is quite costly. • It is possible that treatment will be painful. • Most importantly, untreated heartworm illness is FATAL. SOURCE: www.BUDGETVETCARE.COM/BLOG/ WHY-HEARTWORM-PREVENTION-IS- SO-IMPORTANT/

Why Annual Heartworm Testing is Essential?

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Heartworm disease is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition in pets. Every pet parent must understand the necessity of heartworm prevention in order to protect their beloved pets from life-threat...

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