bug’s bite

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Animal Advice -

It’s out­door sea­son, and with that comes a va­ri­ety of bugs. Boo. Chances are, your pet will get bit­ten at some point by a mosquito, tick or flea. Keep­ing a watch­ful eye on bite symp­toms such as a lack of ap­petite, list­less­ness or de­pres­sion, and tak­ing pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures, can save your bestie’s life!

Heart­worms are small par­a­sites that en­ter your dog, cat or even fer­ret’s blood­stream through mosquito bites. Reg­u­lar use of pre­ven­tive prod­ucts is the best way to re­duce the risk of heart­worm dis­ease. How­ever, pre­ven­ta­tives do not kill adult heart­worms al­ready in your pet’s body, so a blood test is rec­om­mended. For more info on heart­worm, visit heart­worm­so­ci­ety.org and, if you have any con­cerns, be sure to speak to your vet.

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