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Heartworms and your pet

Heartworms and your pet

April 21, 2015 by

  • On average 7 out of 10 mosquitoes in a heartworm-positive dog's kennel carry heartworm.
  • A heartworm-positive dog in the neighborhood substantially increases the risk of infection to healthy dogs.
  • It takes approximately 6 months after being bitten by an infected mosquito for a dog to test positive for heartworms.
  • Heartworm treatment can cost more than 15x that of a year of preventative.
  • There are 22 different mosquito species in the US that carry heartworm and they are active at different times of the day and year.
  • 75% of vets surveyed diagnosed heartworm in 2013.

For more information visit, https://www.heartwormsociety.org/

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