Heartworm disease has been reported in all 50 states. It only takes one infected Mosquito to transmit heartworms to your dog.
When the infected mosquito bites, the larvae pass through the tissue into the bloodstream. In time they reach the arteries of the lungs where they continue to develop and grow. Once they arrive in the lungs, at three months post-infection, they can start to do damage.
At Ironwood Animal hospital We recommend year long Heartwom prevention. Most pets love to get their monthly treat and have no idea you are protecting and prolonging their life.
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