Heartworms are parasites that infect both dogs and cats. If left untreated, these parasites cause major health issues for pets and even result in death. When a mosquito bites an animal, it can transmit heartworm larvae into a pet’s bloodstream through capillaries in the skin. While blood flows through the heart, the larvae settle there and become adult heartworms. What Happens When a Pet Gets Heartworms? Adult heartworms cause havoc in a pet’s body. When heartworms live in a pet’s heart, the heart becomes filled with worms. These worms reproduce and release larvae into the bloodstream, continuing the parasites’ lifecycle.
Spring’s warmer weather and longer days lead us to wanting more adventure. Before venturing out, many people have been careful to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But what precautions should we be taking for our dogs? Diseases exist within the canine world that are very contagious- and sometimes deadly. How can you protect your dog and the health of other dogs? Here are some of the important vaccines you should be sure your dog has before they embark on fun spring outings. Getting Your Dog Vaccinated Before Travel No matter what, your dog should have at least a rabies vaccine. This