Not many people understand the seriousness of heartworm disease. This is affects home pets, mainly dogs, cats and ferrets. It can cause heart failure, other organ damage and even death if it is not treated in time.
Below is a list with 10 things you need to know about this disease in order to prevent your dog from getting infected with it.
#1 Mosquitoes are the ones to blame. They carry the larvae and pass it to your dog through bites. Once it reaches the blood vessels the female heart worms release their microfilariae.