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.