What is heartworm disease?

Heartworms are parasites (worms) that are transmitted by mosquitoes and live in your pet’s heart. They can cause lethargy, weight loss, difficulty breathing, coughing, weakness, heart failure and even death if the infection is not diagnosed early. Heartworm infections can be treated with great results if the infection is diagnosed and treated in the early stages. The best way to deal with heartworms is to prevent them. We can perform a blood test to make sure your dog does not have heartworms and then we give them a once a month medication to prevent your pet from contracting the disease.